The Emily Program & The FREED Act Featured in Recent MinnPost Article


Minnesota has a growing number of treatment options for individuals who struggle with eating disorders. For this very reason, many people travel to Minnesota specifically to seek treatment.

However, many times it’s not just an eating disorder that individuals struggle with – roughly 10% of clients are denied full treatment coverage by their insurers. In response, The Emily Program Foundation and our volunteers, and the The Emily Program and their clients, have been lobbying alongside Eating Disorder Coalition  for the Federal Response to Eliminate Eating Disorders Act (FREED Act) that would increase the amount of research, treatment, and education for eating disorders.

The Emily Program was recently featured in a MinnPost article about this struggle to increase awareness and treatment for eating disorders. Read the full article via the link below.MinnPost Article Image

Eating-disorder patients fight double battle: their disorder, and insurance firms
By Sheila Mulrooney Eldred, MinnPost

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