Eating the Bill: Iowans Fighting for Eating Disorder Treatment Coverage
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield insures 80% of Iowans, but when it comes to some conditions, some providers say the company isn't paying what's it's promised and paid for through premiums. For the last year and half, Mindy Pfab says her experience with Wellmark has been an ongoing battle. She says Wellmark denied her insurance coverage while she was seeking treatment at an eating disorder treatment center. She received a bill showing she owed just under $50,000.