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California became the 28th state to enact autism insurance reform on October 9, 2011.

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Find autism resources for California families here.

State Offficials
Governor Edmund G. Brown (D)
Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (D)
California Senate and Assembly

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D)
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D)
U.S. House of Representatives California delegation

California News

NEW YORK (September 15, 2014) -- In response to a July directive from the federal government to step up Medicaid-funded treatment for autism, a number of states are...

SACRAMENTO, CA (September 11, 2014) – As many as 75,000 primarily low-income California children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will become eligible for a life-altering...

SACRAMENTO (June 13, 2014) -- A $50 million appropriation sought for Medi-Cal to provide behavioral health treatment for autism failed to make the final cut in California...

(April 25, 2014) -- Demanding that providers of applied behavior analysis (ABA) hold a state license cannot be used to deny insurance coverage of medically...

(April 17, 2014) -- The California Department of Insurance has won the go-ahead to enforce tough new requirements to stop private insurers from denying and delaying...

SACRAMENTO (March 5, 2014) -- The leader of the California Senate has raised the possibility of funding coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) for autism through Medi-...

SACRAMENTO (February 21, 2014) -- California Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has scheduled a March 4 hearing to examine the impacts of the state's 2011 autism...

SAN DIEGO (December 11, 2013) -- Qualcomm, a wireless technology services firm, will introduce coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) for autism in its employee health plan...

SACRAMENTO (November 19, 2013) -- The California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has ordered three health insurers to stop denying claims filed for speech and...

Helpful Links

      2013 Expansion Bill

     2012 SB.946 Implementation

      2011 Law

Bill History

2013

May 14: SB.126 approved 5-0 by Senate Appropriations Committee

May 2: SB.126 approved 9-0 by Senate Health Committee; referred to Senate Appropriations

March 26: California Health Benefits Review Program finds "no  measurable cost impact' from SB.126

January 26: SB.126, extending sunset on SB.946 from 2014 to 2019 introduced in Senate by Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg

2012

January 26: AB 171 voted out of Assembly 50-18; referred to Senate Health Committee

January 19: AB.171 voted out of...