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Widened mental benefits pose test

Advocates hail law covering 4 disorders; Insurers, employers say costs to be high

By Kay Lazar
Globe Staff / July 6, 2009

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Tens of thousands of Massachusetts patients who grapple with some of the most intractable mental health problems - eating disorders, addictions, autism, and post-traumatic stress - should face fewer barriers to treatment under a state law that went into effect July 1. But the cost of the state’s latest healthcare expansion remains an open question. (Full article: 829 words)

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