autism insurance reform

Governor's Amendatory 2008 Veto Message

Read the  veto message here.

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Florida Governor Crist Appoints Autism Speaks' Elizabeth Emken to the Developmental Disabilities Compact Workgroup

(Tallahassee, FL) August 15, 2008 --  Florida Governor Charlie Crist announced the appointment of Elizabeth Emken, Autism Speaks Vice President of Government Relations, to the Developmental Disabilities Compact Workgroup... More...

Autism Speaks Applauds Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal For Signing Autism Insurance Reform Legislation Into Law

BATON ROUGE, LA (July 16, 2008) -- Autism Speaks today commended Governor Bobby Jindal for signing into law HB 958, which makes Louisiana one of eight states, to date, that have ended insurance discrimination against children with... More...

Autism Speaks Applauds Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell For Signing Into Law The Strongest Autism Insurance Reform Legislation In The Nation

NEW YORK, NY (July 9, 2008) -- Autism Speaks today commended Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell for signing into law the most comprehensive autism insurance bill in the nation. The new law provides $36,000 a year for Applied Behavio... More...

Autism Speaks Applauds Pennsylvania House Speaker Dennis O’brien and State Lawmakers For Passing Strongest Autism Insurance Mandate In The Nation

NEW YORK, NY (July 3, 2008) -- Autism Speaks today applauded Pennsylvania House Speaker Dennis O’Brien and state lawmakers for passing the strongest autism insurance reform legislation in the country.

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Autism Insurance Reform Bill Passed By the Louisiana House!

(Baton Rouge, LA - May 29, 2008)  In a final push for passage yesterday, the Louisiana a... More...

Autism Speaks Joins the Arizona Autism Community in Hailing Governor Janet Napolitano and State Legislators for Enacting Autism Insurance Legislation

(NEW YORK, NY - March 21, 2008)  Autism Speaks today joined Arizona families and other autism advocacy organizations in applauding Governor Janet Napolitano and the state's legislators for enacting House Bill 2847, w... More...

Autism Insurance Bills PASS First Round of Committee Meetings!!

Tallahassee, FL  (March 18, 2008) --  Both SB 2654 and HB 1291 passed in the State House and Senate Committee meetings today!! These bills will reform Florida state law to provide appropriate insurance coverage... More...

Insurance Bill Introduced in 2008 Connecticut Legislature

HARTFORD (February 29, 2008) Connecticut is the latest state to introduce legislation which will amend insurance statutes to include coverage for autism. Proposed by State Representative Brian O'Connor (D-Clinton, Killingworth... More...

Autism Speaks Announces Multi-State Insurance Legislation Campaign

(PALM BEACH, FL- December 27, 2007) – Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism advocacy organization, will undertake a multi-state initiative to pass insurance coverage provisions for autism services, it was announced today... More...

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