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The State of Ohio has yet to enact autism insurance reform.

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State Officials
Governor Governor John Kasich (R)
Lt. Governor Mary Taylor (R)
Ohio Senate; Ohio House of Representatives

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator Robert Portman (R)
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D) 
U.S. House of Representatives Ohio delegation

Ohio News

(July 19, 2014) - The body of Alex Collett, a four-year-old boy with autism was found in Lake Waynoka in Ohio on Thursday evening. Alex's family were guests at the lake when...

(May 8, 2014) -- Michael Whary, a boy scout from Amherst, Ohio is hosting an event to spread awareness for autism in his community. On May 18th, Michael along with the help...

COLUMBUS (Sept. 13, 2013) -- The U.S. Department of Education has directed Ohio to provide ABA for children under age 3 through its federally supported "Help Me Grow...

COLUMBUS (July 1, 2013) -- Gov. John Kasich has signed the state budget bill, which includes an...

COLUMBUS (May 1, 2013) -- More than 40,000 Ohio children whose parents are covered under state employee health plans will begin receiving autism insurance benefits July 1...

CINCINNATI (January 16, 2013) -- A U.S. District Court judge has ordered Ohio to use its federal IDEA funding to provide ABA therapy for a two-year-old boy with autism.

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COLUMBUS (January 9, 2013) -- Governor John Kasich conducted a ceremonial signing of his December order requiring coverage of autism benefits in the state...

COLUMBUS, OH (December 21, 2012) – Ohio Governor John Kasich has included coverage for the treatment of autism in the state's Essential Health Benefits (EHB)...

COLUMBUS (December 6, 2012) -- CBS10 reported on yesterday's packed hearings before House and Senate committees on Ohio's autism insurance reform bills. Read more...

COLUMBUS (December 4, 2012) -- NBC4 aired a segment, "Supporters Want Autism Aded  to Mental Health Parity Law" as House and Senate committee prepare for hearings...

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Bill History

December 8, 2009: OH House amends and passes HB 8! Bill now heads to State Senate.

April 1, 2009: HB 8 amended and passed by House Healthcare Access and Affordability Committee.  Bill heads to House floor.

March 31, 2009: Fourth hearing held on HB 8 in the Ohio House Health Care Access & Affordability Committee. 

March 25, 2009: Third hearing held on HB 8 in the Ohio House Health Care Access & Affordability Committee. No vote is held.

March 18, 2009: Second hearing held on HB 8 in the Ohio House Health Care Access & Affordability Committee. No vote is held.

March 11, 2009: First hearing held on HB 8 in the Ohio House Health Care Access & Affordability...