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Alabama

October 05, 2013

(Oct. 6, 2013) From coast to coast, tens of thousands of walkers turned out to Walk Now For Autism!  Four locations across the country held walks Sunday to raise funds and awareness for this great cause. 

It's not too late to make a donation to today's events.  You can see the event status and make a general donation to an individual Walk by clicking on the links below:

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

 

April 11, 2012

MONTGOMERY (April 11, 2012) -- Birmingham News reporter Kim Chandler reported on yesterday's Senate vote on the substitute autism insurance bill, citing Autism Speaks' opposition to the legislation. Read the story here.

March 15, 2012

MONTGOMERY (March 15, 2012) -- Supporters of autism insurance reform bills making their way through the Alabama Legislarture rallied in Montgomery during the Annual Autism Legislative Day. Sen. Cam Ward (R-Alabaster), the sponsor of SB.283, addressed parents and supporters during the rally.

February 15, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (February 15, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization, today announced its support for SB 283 and HB 345, which would bar large group health insurance plans in Alabama from refusing to cover the diagnosis and treatment of treatment of autism.

April 10, 2011

NEW YORK (April 10, 2012) -- Autism Speaks announced that it is withdrawing its endorsement of Alabama's autism insurance reform legislation, as a result of a newly introduced substitute bill that would provide little or no relief to parents paying tens of thousands of dollars a year for critical treatments. Autism Speaks will continue to work with local advocates, including the Autism Society of Alabama, on pursuing meaningful legislation.