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Iowa became the 19th state to enact autism insurance reform on April 30, 2010.

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Find autism resources for Iowa families here.

State Officials
Governor Terry Branstad (R)
Lt. Governor Kimberly Reynolds (R)
Iowa Senate; Iowa House of Representatives

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R)
U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D)
U.S. House of Representatives Iowa delegation

Iowa News

Iowa has proposed changing its Medicaid waiver program for Home- and Community-Based Services in order to comply with a federal directive that prohibits services that "isolate"...

DES MOINES (January 16, 2013) -- Iowa's 2013 autism insurance reform campaign will kick off February 7 at the Autism Advocacy & Awareness "Day on the Hill"...

DES MOINES, IA (March 14, 2012) -- The Iowa Senate approved SF.2128 by a 43-7 vote and sent the bill to the House for further action. The bill would expand the state's 2010...

DES MOINES, IA (Feb. 13, 2012) -- The Autism Society of Iowa Chapter hosted its 2nd Annual "Day on the Hill" at the State Capitol to help rally support for SF.2128...

The bill would:

  • Require state-regulated health insurance group policies to provide coverage of the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders up to age 26...

NEW YORK, NY (February 10, 2012) --  Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today endorsed SF.2128 which would amend Iowa’s 2010...

NEW YORK, NY (April 30, 2010) -- Autism Speaks joined Iowa families and other autism advocacy organizations in applauding Governor Chet Culver yesterday for signing the Standing...

  • Requires the state employees health plan to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders for state employees and their families
  • Coverage...

NEW YORK, NY (March 31, 2010) -- Autism Speaks yesterday joined Iowa families in applauding the members of the House for their passage of the Standing Appropriations Bill, HF 2531...

NEW YORK, NY (February 23, 2010) -- Autism Speaks today joined Iowa families and other autism advocacy organizations in applauding the members of the State Senate for their...

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Bill History

March 14, 2012: Senate approves SF.2128 by 43-7; bill moves to the House

February 21, 2012: SF.2128 voted unanimously out of Senate Commerce Committee; Senate floor vote next

February 6, 2012: SF.2128 introduced in Senate to expand coverage; referred to Senate Commerce Committee

January 1, 2011: Autism insurance reform law goes into effect!

April 29, 2010: Governor Chet Culver enacts Standing Appropriations Bill, HF 2531, containing an amendment creating autism insurance coverage for state employees!

March 30, 2010: House passes Standing Appropriations Bill, HF 2531, containing an amendment creating autism insurance coverage for state employees. The bill heads to the Governor.

March 4, 2010: House Commerce Committee passes SF 2349 in vote of 16 to 6...