Utah Autism Coalition Issues Statement on SB.55

SALT LAKE CITY (March 4, 2013) -- The Utah Autism Coalition has issued the following statement on the status of SB.55, the autism insurance reform bill sponsored by Sen. Brian Shiozawa.

"SB.55 was substituted this morning (February 28) with a bill that appropriates more money to the pilot program created last year and increases the age cap from age 5 to age 7. Insurance coverage for autism in Utah will not happen this year.

"Thank you all for your advocacy and please thank Senator Shiozawa for his incredibly hard work on this initiative. He is dedicated to working on insurance coverage for autism again next year and has done a tremendous job advocating for our children."

The statement was signed by Mirella Petersen, the coalition president.