autism insurance reform

HB.771 Voted Unanimously Out of House Insurance Committee

BATON ROUGE (April 18, 2012)  -- Legislation expanding eligibility for autism insurance benefits up to age 21 and eliminating a lifetime financial cap was voted unanimously out of the House Insurance Committee. The bill, HB.7... More...

'Annastacia goes to Baton Rouge:' ActionNews 17

BATON ROUGE (May 1, 2012) -- ActionNews 17 reported on Annastacia Barlow, an elementary school student from Hammond, who helped troll the Statehouse for votes for HB. 771. Her mother, Jolene Barlow, is the local director of Autism... More...

On to the Senate, HB.771 Clears the House by Unanimous Vote

BATON ROUGE (May 1, 2012) -- The Louisiana House unanimously approved HB.771, a bill that would raise the age cap for autism insurance benefits under state law to 21. The measure moves next to the Senate.

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Senate Approves HB.771 Unanimously, Bill Heads to Governor Jindal

BATON ROUGE (May 15, 2012) -- The Senate unanimously approved HB.771, the autism insurance reform bill, which now heads to Governor Bobby Jindal for his signature. Sponosred by Rep. Franklin Foil (R-Baton Rouge), the bill expands ... More...

Kansas City Star: Kansas Legislature Can Learn From Missouri's Experience

KANSAS CITY, MO (February 6, 2012) -- The Kansas City Star in an editorial, 'One step forward,' said the Kansas legislature could learn from Missouri's experience in considering an expansion of autism insuranc... More...

Governor Markell Makes Delaware 32nd State to Reform Autism Insurance

NEWARK, DE (August 13, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the nation's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today applauded Delaware Governor Jack Markell for signing legislation that makes Delaware the 32nd state to en... More...

State Initiatives

Nationwide, increasing numbers of private insurance companies and other employee benefit plans are covering autism therapies. Yet many insurance companies continue to refuse coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA), which is considered the sta... More...

Gov. Jindal Signs Bill Expanding Louisiana Benefits

BATON ROUGE (JUNE 28, 2012) -- Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation today expanding Louisiana's 2008 autism insurance reform law by raising the age cap to 21 and eliminating the $144,000 cap on lifetime benefits.... More...

Kansas Agency Continues Autism Insurance Benefits through 2013 for State Employe

TOPEKA (June 11, 2012) -- A committee of the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) voted today to continue autism insurance benefits under the State Employee Health Plan through 2013. The KDHE decision averted the p... More...

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