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Vermont became the 20th state to enact autism insurance reform on May 27, 2010. The law was expanded in 2012.

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State Officials
Governor Peter Shumlin (D)
Lt. Governor Philip Scott (R)
Vermont Senate; Vermont House of Representatives

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator Bernard Sanders (I)
U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D)
U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D)

Vermont News

MONTPELIER, VT (May 16, 2012) –  Autism Speaks today praised Governor Peter Shumlin for signing S.223, a bill that will dramatically improve the...

MONTPELIER (March 29, 2012) -- The Senate unanimously approved a bill, S.223, that would expand the state's 2010 autism insurance reform law to cover children above the age of...

MONTPELIER (March 2, 2012) -- The online news site, VTDIGGER.org, reported that the state's 2010 autism insurance reform law had a $500,000 impact on Vermont's Medicaid...

  • Expands the age cap by requiring state regulated private health insurance plans to provide coverage of the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders for individuals between the...

NEW YORK, NY (February 1, 2012) --  Autism Speaks, the world’'s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today announced its support for H.736 and S.223,...

NEW YORK, NY (May 28, 2010) -- Autism Speaks yesterday joined Vermont families and other autism advocacy organizations in applauding Governor Jim Douglas for signing S. 262, the...

NEW YORK, NY (May 7, 2010) -- Autism Speaks yesterday joined Vermont families and other autism advocacy organizations in applauding the members of the State House for amending and...

NEW YORK, NY (January 13, 2010) – Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization, today announced its support for S. 262, the Vermont autism insurance reform...

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Bill History

May 16, 2012: Governor Shumlin signs S.223 into law

April 28, 2012: Senate concurs with House amendments; bill sent to Governor Shumlin

April 19, 2012: House amends, approves S.223; returned to Senate for concurrence

March 29, 2012: S.223 approved unanimously by Senate; referred to House

March 22, 2012: Senate Appropriations Committee approves S.223; bill moves to Senate floor

March 16, 2012: Senate Finance Committee approves S.223, removes $50,000 annual cap on ABA

March 2, 2012: S.223 voted out of Senate Health and Welfare Committee with amendments

Feb. 1, 2012: H.736 expansion bill introduced in the House and referred to House Health Committee

Jan. 3, 2012: Expansion bill S.223 introduced in the Senate to...