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Kathleen MacDonald

Advocate For Eating Disorders. Nationally Recognized Expert in the Education and Prevention of Eating and Body Image Issues

Kathleen MacDonald is nationally recognized expert in the education and prevention of eating and body image issues, as well as policy relating to eating disorders and mental health parity. For more than half her life, MacDonald struggled with chronic dieting, anorexia, bulimia, exercise bulimia, disordered eating, and body image issues, conditions from which she has…

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Kathleen MacDonald is nationally recognized expert in the education and prevention of eating and body image issues, as well as policy relating to eating disorders and mental health parity. For more than half her life, MacDonald struggled with chronic dieting, anorexia, bulimia, exercise bulimia, disordered eating, and body image issues, conditions from which she has fully recovered.

In 2004, MacDonald partnered with The Gail R. Schoenbach F.R.E.E.D. Foundation (For Recovery and Elimination of Eating Disorders) as Education and Prevention Coordinator, and Insurance and Patient Advocate.

As a lead expert, she helped research and develop the “Education and Prevention” section of The FREED Act (The Federal Response to Eliminating Eating Disorders), the first comprehensive federal bill to address Eating Disorders and is responsible for the inclusion of the Patient Advocacy section.

In 2008 MacDonald became Policy Assistant for the Eating Disorders Coalition, and subsequently joined Kantor & Kantor, LLP in 2012 working on appeals for eating disorder cases.

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A Conversation With Kathleen MacDonald

Paying for Treatment, How Does Insurance Work?

Eating Disorders Coalition

Kathleen MacDonald is a recovered eating disorder patient and mental health advocate. She works at Kantor & Kantor Law Firm as a Mental Health Parity Educator. In this talk, Kathleen talks about what parents need to know about health insurance coverage in the US, coverage and what the parent community be doing to change or influence insurance policy and law. Kantor & Kantor, LLP has gained a reputation for helping patients and their families get insurance coverage for eating disorder treatment.

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