Kentucky Families Complain of Delays, Denials Despite Law

LEXINGTON (April 22, 2013) -- Nearly a year after the Kentucky Department of Insurance issued new rules designed to speed up claims for autism services, the delays and denials continue, according to reports by the Associated Press and the Lexington Herald-Leader. The experience follows a pattern in other states that have enacted autism insurance reform, such as California and Missouri, the AP noted.

"I don't see any basis for why this should be happening two years down the road," Daniel Unumb, executive director of the Autism Speaks Legal Resource Center, told the AP, referring to Kentucky's 2010 law. "I think they're still looking for a way to avoid the broad policy and the mandate."

Read the AP story here

Read the Herald-Leader story here