Number Of Eating Disorder Treatment Centers Growing

In a 2,700-word article on the front of its Science Times section, the New York Times (3/15, D1, Goode, Subscription Publication) reports that the programs and residential care centers aimed at patients with eating disorders “have proliferated in recent years, with some” for-profit companies “expanding across the country.” There are currently over 75 centers, compared to 22 a decade ago. The industry growth is attributed to the Affordable Care Act and other changes in health insurance laws “that have increased coverage for mental disorders, as well as by investments from private equity firms.”

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— “Centers to Treat Eating Disorders Are Growing, and Raising Concerns,” Erica Goode, New York Times, March 14, 2016.

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