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Louisiana became the 6th state to enact autism insurance reform on July 16, 2008. The law was expanded in 2012.

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State Officials
Governor Bobby Jindal (R)
Lt. Governor John Dardenne (R)
Louisiana Senate; Louisiana House of Representatives

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator David Vitter (R)
U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D)
U.S. House of Representatives Louisiana delegation

Louisiana News

BATON ROUGE (April 26, 2013) -- The Louisiana Legislature has adopted a concurrent resolution calling on Congress to pass the Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act ...

BATON ROUGE (JUNE 28, 2012) -- Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation today expanding Louisiana's 2008 autism insurance reform law by raising the age cap to 21 and...

BATON ROUGE (May 15, 2012) -- The Senate unanimously approved HB.771, the autism insurance reform bill, which now heads to Governor Bobby Jindal for his signature. Sponosred by...

BATON ROUGE (May 1, 2012) -- ActionNews 17 reported on Annastacia Barlow, an elementary school student from Hammond, who helped troll the Statehouse for votes for HB. 771. Her...

BATON ROUGE (May 1, 2012) -- The Louisiana House unanimously approved HB.771, a bill that would raise the age cap for autism insurance benefits under state law to 21. The measure...

BATON ROUGE (April 18, 2012)  -- Legislation expanding eligibility for autism insurance benefits up to age 21 and eliminating a lifetime financial cap was voted unanimously...

NEW YORK, NY (March 8, 2012) –  Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today endorsed...

BATON ROUGE, LA (July 16, 2008) -- Autism Speaks today commended Governor Bobby Jindal for signing into law HB 958, which makes Louisiana one of eight states, to date, that have...

1. What does the Autism Insurance Act (Act 648) do?

Act 648:

  • Requires many health insurance plans to cover the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder in...

(Baton Rouge, LA - June 11, 2008) In a key victory for children with autism, on June 11, the Louisiana Senate unanimously passed a measure that would require insurance companies...

Bill History

May 15, 2012: Senate approves HB.771 unanimously; bill heads to Governor Jindal

May 9, 2012: HB.771 voted unanimously out of Senate Insurance Committee; heads to Senate floor

May 1, 2012: HB.771 approved unanimously by House; referred to Senate

April 18, 2012: HB.771 approved unanimously by House Insurance Committee; sent to House floor

March 2, 2012: HB.771 introduced in House; referred to House Insurance Committee