National Eating Disorders Association

If you’ve ever sought treatment for an eating disorder, then it is likely that you’ve also struggled with insurance coverage.

Treatment centers nationwide are filled with tales of patients having their inpatient stays cut short because their insurance deemed them “medically stable,” of families who refinanced their entire lives to treat their loved ones, of women and men who bounce in and out of hospitals because they can never stay long enough to make real progress.

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Free yoga classes! Lower health insurance premiums! Discounts and cash! And all you have to do is participate in your workplace wellness program! Good deal, right?

In theory, it makes sense to use incentives to encourage employees to improve their health. But in practice, many of these “voluntary” programs are discriminatory and can be especially dangerous to those affected by eating disorders.

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In a story about the complex world of mental health and insurance, called “Denied,” 60 Minutes anchor, Scott Pelley interviewed Nancy West. Nancy, who is a friend of NEDA, shared the tragic story of her daughter Katherine’s death as a result of complications from an eating disorder.

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In 2010, the family of a 14-year-old girl who was suffering from anorexia filed a complaint against health insurance giant Cigna for denying coverage for the nutritional counseling her doctors deemed necessary. This complaint, and many others like it, prompted the New York Attorney General’s office to launch an investigation into some of Cigna’s practices.

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No fighting

I've only had 4 things to eat because I have been counting calories all day. It hasn't been good. I won't list what it is I ate or the number of calories though. I don't want to trigger anyone.

Maintaining mental recovery - avoiding relapse

Hello everyone :)

I have a problem. I've been maintaining my recovery well since around 2013. Now - 4 years later I have begun to struggle again through my state of mind.

Losing control

I am so depressed and shamefull from throwing purging everything I eat. Im losing control now