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Massachusetts became the 23rd state to enact autism insurance reform on August 4, 2010. 

Find your Massachusetts elected officials here.

Find autism resources for Massachusetts families here.

State Officials
Governor Deval Patrick (D)
Lt. Governor Vacant
Massachusetts Senate
Massachusetts House of Representatives

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D)
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D)
U.S. House of Representatives Massachusetts delegation

 

          

 

Massachusetts News

BOSTON (July 31, 2014) -- The Massachusetts Legislature has sent Gov. Deval Patrick an omnibus autism bill that would expand Medicaid coverage up to age 21 and create...

BOSTON (June 24, 2013) -- Massachusetts would expand benefits under its 2010 autism insurance reform law to the state's Medicaid program, under a bill before...

BOSTON (January 11, 2013) -- Governor Deval Patrick has signed legislation establishing...

BOSTON (December 22, 2012) -- Boston Globe health reporter Deborah Kotz notes how employers with self-funded health plans decline to offer ABA benefits because they are regulated...

WALTHAM, MA (February 2,2012) -- The Autism Insurance Resource Center conducted a webinar entitled “ARICA – The Second Year” regarding the new...

NEW YORK, NY (August 4, 2010) -- Autism Speaks joined Massachusetts families and other autism advocacy organizations in applauding Governor Deval Patrick yesterday for signing the House Bill 4935...

NEW YORK, NY (July 29, 2010) -- Autism Speaks joined State Representative Barbara L'’Italien, Advocates For Autism of Massachusetts (AFAM), parents of children with autism and...

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Bill History

2013

January 17: H.1026 introduced  to expand autism benefits to MassHealth

January 11: Governor Deval Patrick signs H.4555, ABA state licensing bill

2010

August 3: Governor Deval Patrick signs H.4935 into law

July 28: H.4935 passes Senate unanimously; bill heads to the governor's desk

July 27: H.4935 passes by the House; heads to the Senate

July 27: H.3809 passes Ways and Means Committee, renumbered to H.4935, sent to House floor

June 15: H.3809 reassigned to House Ways and Means Committee

2009

October 21: H.3809 heard by Joint Financial Services Committee; no vote

January: Autism insurance reform bill, H.3809, introduced by Rep. Barbara A. L’Italien and Sen....