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California court makes insurer cover residential anorexia care

People with anorexia nervosa have been trying to persuade Blue Shield of California to pay for residential care.
People with anorexia nervosa have been trying to persuade Blue Shield of California to pay for residential care.

Courts and insurance regulators in two big states -- California and New York -- are moving toward requiring health insurers to pay for more residential mental health care.

In California, a three-judge panel at an appeals court in Los Angeles earlier this week ruled in favor of Marissa Rea and other people with anorexia nervosa who have been trying to persuade Blue Shield of California to pay for residential care.

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