To help better understand how the Affordable Care Act will work, Autism Speaks has created a state-by-state breakdown on how your state chose to implement the new health care law. We provide answers to three questions:
1) If I buy a NEW individual or small group (fewer than 50 employees) health plan in my state, will Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) be covered? This will apply regardless of whether or not you buy your coverage through your state's ACA health marketplace. The answer for your state represents our expectation of how ABA will be covered starting in 2014 for individual and small group health plans.
2) Did my state decide to establish its own health insurance marketplace? We tell you the name of your marketplace (if your state established its own marketplace) or if the federal government (via healthcare.gov) is managing the marketplace in your state.
3) The states were given the option of expanding their Medicaid coverage. We tell you whether your state selected this option.
(To learn more about the new law, visit The Affordable Care Act and Autism.)
Click on your state in the map below to learn more about the ACA in your state.