Thigh Gap vs. Insurance Gap

January 20, 2015 4:11 PM

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The irony is that when these women seek an unattainable thigh gap, they too often end up facing the brutal reality of insurance gap. Insurance coverage has always been -- and remains -- one of the biggest barriers to successful recovery from an eating disorder.

Affected families are frequently forced to take out second mortgages and burn through retirement accounts. Many literally go broke trying to pay for treatment. Too many have lost a loved one because they were denied appropriate care.

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