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Eating disorders: ‘Endless’ and ‘horrendous’ costs for parents who cannot get sick teens into public health system – New Zealand Herald

Parents are paying hundreds of dollars weekly to access eating disorder treatment for kids

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Kiwi parents are paying “endless” costs for private care for their children with eating disorders. Photo / 123RF stock imageKiwi parents are spending hundreds of dollars a week on private healthcare for their children battling serious eating disorders – unable to get a place in the overloaded public system.
They say the costs can be “endless” but there is no other choice when their children are not considered sick enough for publicly funded help.
Health Minister Andrew Little said the situation…

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