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January 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (January 14, 2014) -- With the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) now well underway, Kaiser Health News (KHN) has found many families caring for children with disabilities, including autism, struggling to gain coverage for therapies such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

October 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (October 10, 2013) -- Autism Speaks today issued autism-specific resources to help families understand the Affordable Care Act and the new changes that will affect health insurance coverage, beginning in 2014. These resources are a prelude to the “Autism Speaks Insurance Link,” a new interactive web tool Autism Speaks will unveil shortly to help families determine whether they are eligible for autism benefits under their current coverage.

The Affordable Care Act – also known as health reform or “Obamacare” – was signed into law on March 23, 2010. The health reform law is expected to affect millions of Americans, including the autism community. Health insurance is complicated but Autism Speaks wants to help you make sense of new changes under health reform.

October 01, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (October 1, 2013) -- The new Health Insurance Marketplaces created in every state under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as "Obamacare," officially launched today.

The Affordable Care Act – also known as health reform or “Obamacare” – has ushered in significant changes for millions of Americans, including individuals with autism and their families and caretakers. Why does health reform matter for the autism community?

The Affordable Care Act – also known as health reform or “Obamacare” – introduces significant changes to public and private health insurance. In this resource, we highlight the key changes under health reform.

These changes include new insurance reforms, Health Insurance Marketplaces, Medicaid expansion, and a penalty for being uninsured.

July 03, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (July 3, 2013) -- The Obama administration's decision to delay certain reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by private employers is not expected to have any measurable impact on existing autism coverages, according to an initial analysis by Autism Speaks.