eating disorders

6:01 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Mo. Senate endorses eating disorder study

Legislative study would assess the cost of mandatory insurance coverage for eating disorders.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

The Missouri Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would study the cost of making insurance companies provide coverage for eating disorders.

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Health & Wealth Update
11:15 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Bill would require coverage of eating disorders

Annie Seal testifies before a Senate committee yesterday in Jefferson City.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

In 1995, Rick Stream's 18-year-old daughter died in bed. For several years she'd been struggling with bulimia and that night her heart finally heart stopped beating, weakened from low potassium levels. Now, Stream is a state representative, and he's sponsoring a bill in the Missouri House that would require health insurance companies to cover treatment for eating disorders -- treatment he says could have saved his daughter's life if his insurance had paid for it.

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