Advocacy

125-0: Kansas House Votes For Insurance Reform

TOPEKA (March 20, 2014) -- The Kansas House of Representatives approved a compromise autism insurance reform bill 125-0 and sent the measure to the Senate. Sponsored by Rep. John Rubin (R-Shawnee) below, the bill, ... More...

Maine Senate Votes To Expand Insurance Coverage

(March 19, 2014) -- The Maine Senate has approved a bill requiring state-regulated health plans to cover autism benefits up to age 10 and sent the bill to the House. Maine's 2010 autism insurance reform law currently caps benefits at age ... More...

NY Times to Congress: Get Moving on ABLE

NEW YORK (March 14, 2014) -- The New York Times today urged Congress in an editorial to get mov... More...

Senate Sends Obama 'Kids First' Research Act

WASHINGTON, DC (March 13, 2014) -- The Senate by unanimous consent has approved the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act ... More...

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...

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