Mandates Committee Holds First Hearing on Ava's Law

ATLANTA (June 5, 2013) -- The Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Benefits held its first hearing on Ava's Law, hearing from supporters and opponents of the Georgia autism insurance reform bill. The bill was sent by the Legislature to the unelected panel for hearings earlier this year.

The bill (HB.309/SB.191) is named after Ava Bullard, a Lyons child with autism whose mother, Anna, has been one of the leading grassroots advocates for insurance reform.

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