(October 22, 2008) This morning, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reported on the Virginia autism insurance reform bill. The report focuses the Nunez family and their son Ethan who has autism. The family is dealing with paying the high costs for Ethan's therapies, such as ABA therapy, out-of-pocket and is looking to the newly introduced autism insurance bill in the Virginia legislature for help.
The story covers the Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits hearing that was held a few weeks ago in Richmond which looked at this bill. Mrs. Nunez testified at this hearing about her son's autism and the financial hardships that have been placed on the family.