Calif. Anorexia Coverage Ruling Denied High Court Review

Law360, New York (March 4, 2013, 2:59 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a decision requiring Blue Shield of California to cover an anorexic woman’s care under an employer plan due to a state law dictating mentally ill patients receive similar care as the physically ill, ignoring industry concerns over the ruling.

In a brief order, made without comment, the high court refused to grant Blue Shield’s October petition for certiorari, leaving in place the Ninth Circuit’s June ruling that under the terms of California’s Mental Health Parity Act, the...
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