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Maryland Directs Insurers To Cover Autism Treatments

BALTIMORE (March 10, 2014) -- A Maryland agency has directed many of the state's private health plans to start covering treatments for individuals with autism through age 18. The Maryland Insurance Administ... More...

Hawai'i Senate Votes 24-1 For Insurance Bill

HONOLULU (March 7, 2014) -- The Hawai'i Senate voted 24-1 for SB.2054, an autism insurance reform bill, and sent the measure to the House. The first... More...

Medicaid Coverage For ABA Raised in California

SACRAMENTO (March 5, 2014) -- The leader of the California Senate has raised the possibility of funding coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) for autism through Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program.

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Salt Lake Trib Hosts Live Chat On Utah Autism Bills

SALT LAKE CITY (March 3, 2014) -- The Salt Lake Tribune conducted a live webchat on two autism insurance bills before the Legislatu... More...

Autism Insurance Bill Clears Utah Senate, Moves To House

SALT LAKE CITY  (February 28, 2014)  -- The Utah Senate has approved SB.57, the furthest an autism insurance reform bill has progressed in the state Legislature since efforts began in 2009. Utah has the highest... More...

HHS Report to Congress: How Federal Funds For Autism Are Spent

WASHINGTON, DC (February 28, 2014) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has reported to Congress on how fun... More...

Autism Speaks Weighs In On MA Adult Housing Bill

BOSTON (February 25, 2014) -- Autism Speaks joined with other autism advocates at a joint legislative hearing today in support a bill designed to address the shortage of affordable housing for individuals with intellectual di... More...

Georgia Senate Approves Compromise Insurance Bill

ATLANTA (February 25, 2014) -- The Georgia Senate voted unanimously for a compromise autism insurance bill after hearing several lawmakers, some in tears and one quoting from the Gettysburg Address, argue for p... More...

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