Anorexia nervosa, or anorexia, is a type of eating disorder. People with anorexia eat so little that they experience unhealthy weight loss and become dangerously thin. Generally speaking, they consider themselves to be overweight or fat, even when they are underweight or simply very thin. Anorexia affects girls and women more than boys and men. Anorexia is a serious health problem that can increase the risk of premature death. But people with anorexia can get better with treatment.
The state of emergency declared nation-wide due to COVID-19 led to the creation of public health policies that aimed to protect citizens from the health contingency. The laws included continuous Medicaid coverage under which beneficiaries were guaranteed uninterrupted coverage, with no need for an annual redetermination on the basis of changes in their household or their income.