Autism Insurance Reform Bill Introduced in Missouri
Jefferson City, MO (January 22, 2009) Last week, an autism insurance reform bill has been introduced in the Missouri legislature. Senate Bill 167, sponsored by State Senator Scott B. Rupp (R-2), will require private healthcare policies to provide coverage of the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. SB 167 will cover applied behavior analysis (ABA) and other medically necessary, evidence-based treatments prescribed by an insured's treating physician or psychologist.
There are currently eight states that have passed similar bills.