President-Elect Barack Obama Drafts Federal Autism Insurance Mandate Bill

President-Elect Obama has drafted comprehensive autism legislation, including a section addressing a broad based federal autism insurance mandate.

In his Presidential campaign statement on Autism Spectrum Disorders, President-Elect Obama committed to bringing autism insurance reform to the entire nation. The statement stated that Obama and Biden "will mandate insurance coverage of autism treatment and will also continue to work with parents, physicians, providers, researchers, and schools to create opportunities and effective solutions for people with ASD." For the complete campaign statement, and to read the draft legislation, go to www.autismvotes.org, and be sure to sign up to receive action alerts pertaining to this important initiative.