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New York

State-Regulated Health Plans

New York became the 29th state to enact autism insurance reform on November 1, 2011

Affordable Care Act

The New York Health Benefit Exchange was created through Executive Order in April 2012
 

California

State-Regulated

California became the 28th state to enact autism insurance reform on October 9, 2011

Affordable Care Act

The state will manage its health care exchange through a quasi-governmental agency, Covered California

 

Arkansas

State-Regulated

Arkansas became the 24th state to enact autism insurance reform on March 4, 2011
 

Affordable Care Act

The state has elected to partner with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in managing its health care exchange

 

Arizona

State-Regulated

Arizona became the 4th state to enact autism insurance reform on March 21, 2008

Affordable Care Act

The state has elected to operate its health exchange through the Arizona Exchange

 

 

Alabama

State-Regulated

Alabama has not enacted autism insurance reform for state-regulated health plans.

Affordable Care Act

Alabama is 1 of 8 states that has assigned management of its health care exchange to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

Minnesota On Track to Enact Autism Insurance Reform

May 18, 2013

ST. PAUL (May 18, 2013) -- The Minnesota Legislature has sent Governor Mark Dayton a bill that would make Minnesota the 33rd state, and the first in 2013, to enact autism insurance reform. The reforms are included in an omnibus health care bill approved late Friday night 73-61 by the House of Representatives and today 39-28 by the Senate.

Governor Dayton is expected to sign the bill which would take effect in January 2014.

Autism Speaks: New Federal Health Care Rules Come Up Short on Autism

February 20, 2013

NEW YORK (February 21, 2013) -- The expanded access to health care promised through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would fall short with autism under new federal regulations that fail to require every state to include coverage for behavioral health treatment as the law required, said Peter Bell, Autism Speaks' executive vice president for programs and services. Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States with an estimated 1 of every 88 children now diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.