Alaska SB. 74

Alaska Lawmakers, Advocates Celebrate Enactment of Autism Insurance Reform

ANCHORAGE (June 27, 2012)-- Advocates, families and lawmakers celebrated Alaska becoming the 31st state to enact autism insurance reform at an event here today. Senate Bill 74 prevents insurance companies from denying medically ne... More...

'Alaska lawmakers should be applauded for autism health insurance reform' Alaska Dispatch

ANCHORAGE (June 18, 2012) -- The online Alaska Dispatch published a commentary from Lorri Unumb, Esq., Autism Speaks vice president for state government affairs, regarding the enactment of the Alaska autism insurance refo... More...

Anchorage Daily News: Pass the Bill

ANCHORAGE (April 12, 2012) -- The Anchorage Daily News in an editorial called on the legislature's House leadership to move SB.74, the autism insurance reform bill, for a vote this year. The bill has passed the Senate... More...

AP: 'Keller will let autism insurance bill pass'

JUNEAU (April 16) -- The Associated Press reported that Rep. Wes Keller, the chairman of the House Health & Social Services, would allow a vote on SB.74, recognizing that his opposition left him in a "pretty severe minori... More...

Legislature Completes Action on SB.74, Sends Bill to Governor Parnell

JUNEAU (April 16, 2012) -- The Alaska Legislature last night completed action on SB.74, the autism insurance reform bill, and sent it to Governor Sean Parnell for his signature. With time running out in the current legislative ses... More...

KTUU-2: 'Autism Insurance Bill Suffers Legislative Setback'

ANCHORAGE -- NBC affiliate, KTUU, reported on the refusal of Rep. Wes Keller, as chair of the House Health and Social Services Committee, to allow a vote on SB.74 during a hearing yesterday in Juneau. Five of the seven committee m... More...

CBS, NBC Affiliates Report on Legislative Campaign for Autism Insurance Reform

ANCHORAGE-- CBS affiliate KTVA reported on SB.74 and Bree Ann Davis, whose six-year-old son, Steven, has been diagnosed with autism.

 

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Autism Speaks Endorses Alaska Autism Insurance Reform Bill

NEW YORK, NY (January 27, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization, today announced its support for Senate Bill 74, the autism insurance reform bill. The legislation would require privat... More...

Treating Autism Early Will Save Us Special Ed Funds Later

ANCHORAGE (April 9, 2010) -- "April is Autism Awareness Month, and this year the Legislature has the chance to meaningfully support autistic children and their families. There are many hardships and burdens faced by the paren... More...

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