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