Blue Shield Fights Anorexia Coverage In 9th Circ.

Law360, San Francisco (May 11, 2011, 7:01 PM EDT) -- Blue Shield of California fought allegations in the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday that it was required to front insurance claims associated with the treatment of a woman's eating disorder under her employer's health care plan.

The lawsuit, brought by plaintiff Jeanene Harlick, accuses Blue Shield of violating the California Mental Health Parity Act by refusing to cover the cost of her treatment for anorexia, even though the statute requires that health care service plans provide the same coverage for severe mental illness as they offer for...
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