New Jersey Residents: This is your chance to speak up about the need for insurance coverage for eating disorders!
Senate Bill 1253, sponsored by Senator Joseph Vitale, calls for the expansion of New Jersey insurance benefits to cover all mental health diagnoses, including eating disorders. The bill will be heard on Monday, January 14th by the Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee.
Without coverage, the average cost of a month of inpatient eating disorder treatment is $30,000. Families are all too often forced to choose between bankruptcy and their loved one’s life. And yet, studies conducted by the National Advisory Mental Health Council (NAMHC) demonstrate that the adoption of comprehensive mental health parity results in very modest cost and premium increases, and may actually save insurance companies, the state, and these desperate families, money.
Please take a moment to contact the members of this Committee to ask them to support this vital initiative. Click here to take action in one simple step to email the Committee members.
Want to do more?
You can show up in person at the committee hearing to testify–take 2 minutes to tell members of the Committee, face to face, why insurance coverage is so important.
The meeting will be held Monday, January 14th at 1pm in Committee Room 1, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ. Please feel free to email email@example.com for tips on testifying, or talking points.
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I tried to take action and it rejected my signature saying it is open to NJ residents only. However, I *am* an NJ resident and entered my address information correctly. Frustrated I cannot submit my voice to such an important matter.