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It is here again NEDAwareness week! As a person officially diagnosed with an Eating Disorder in 2011 (but exhibiting symptoms since as early as 1996), I have quickly discovered the disparities of awareness, research funding, and general education on Eating Disorders compared to other known diseases. Many insurance companies refuse to pay for services for Eating Disordered people. Imagine that, an insurance company refusing to cover the cost of treatment for a disease that has the capacity to kill the patient. What kind of a world do we live in when an insurance company has the right to deny payment for services that can save lives?  I feel that this can no longer continue. By speaking out and standing up for myself and those who have Eating Disorders, I believe that we can draw more attention to these disparities as a way to gain the support, tools, resources, funding, education…

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