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Autism Benefits Lagging Under Federal Health Care Reform

WASHINGTON, DC (January 8, 2013) -- Just half the states have thus far planned to include ABA coverage in their new health care exchanges which open for business next year, an initial analysis by Autism Speaks has found.

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'The ACA's 50-State "Essential Health Benefits" Tangle:' LDI Health Economist

PHILADELPHIA (June 30, 2012) -- Janet Weiner, MPH, associate director for health policy at the University of Pennsylvania's Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, assesses how the states are implementing the Affordable C... More...

Autism Speaks Response to U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable

NEW YORK (June 28, 2012) -- Autism Speaks issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding ... More...

Autism Speaks Commends Sen. Menendez for Insisting Autism Therapies Get Covered Under New Federal Health Care Law

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) pressed U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to insure that the states include behavioral health treatments for autism as they implement the Affordable C... More...

HHS Gives States Flexibility in Determining 'Essential Health Benefits'

WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today proposed policies that would give states more flexibility in implementing the Affordable Care Act starting in 2014. Read the HHS ... More...

Autism Speaks 'Optimistic' With HHS Plan Allowing States to Maintain ABA Coverage

NEW YORK (December 16, 2012) -- Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism advocacy organization, expressed optimism with today’s ... More...

Advocates Report on Testimony at HHS 'Listening Sessions' Held Across U.S.

NEW YORK (Dec. 9, 2011) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) conducted a series of "listening sessions" in cities across the United States during November to help guide its implementation of th... More...

Autism Speaks Presents White Paper to HHS on Autism Coverage and Essential Health Benefits

WASHINGTON, DC (October 20, 2011) -- Autism Speaks presented the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a White Paper outlining why autism treatments and services should be included in the "essential health benefi... More...

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