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Luke's Law Heads to Final House Vote in Hawaii

HONOLULU (April 3, 2013) -- The Hawaii House Finance Committee unanimously approved Luke's Law, the autism insurance reform bill, setting up a final floor vote in the House. The bill, SB.668, has already been voted out of the Senate

Sponsored by Senators Josh Green (D-Kohala/Kona) and Russell Ruderman (D-Puna, Ka'u), the bill would include up to $50,000 a year in coverage for behavioral health treatments, such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). In addition, the bill would require coverage for autism-related psychiatric, psychological, pharmaceutical and therapeutic care.

Benefits would apply though age 25.

Read the submitted testimony here