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District of Columbia Signs On to Autism Insurance Reform

July 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (July 24, 2013) -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has signed an insurance reform bill requiring coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) for autism through small group and individual policies starting next year. The District joins 33 states that have enacted autism insurance reform with a 34th state, Oregon, expected to follow shortly.

Utah ABA Pilot Program Draws Mixed Reviews

July 22, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY (July 21, 2013) -- In a series of interviews with Utah parents, The Salt Lake Tribune has found mixed reviews for the state's autism treatment pilot program. The Legislature created the Medicaid program to provide applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment for up to 300 children with autism chosen through a lottery, rather than enact legislation requiring state-regulated health insurers to cover the therapy.

Kentucky Legislature Hears of Denials, Delays

June 27, 2013

FRANKFORT (June 27, 2013) -- A special legislative committee heard complaints of denials and delays under Kentucky's 2010 autism insurance reform law at a hearing here.

"I want to get fixed whatever is not working correctly,” Rep. Jeff Greer, co-chair of the Interim Joint Committee on Banking and Insurance, told the Floyd County Times. Last year, the state Department of Insurance had to intervene with health plans to provide appropriate coverage.

Oregon Insurance Reform Bill Teed Up for Final Action

June 21, 2013

SALEM (June 21, 2013) -- The Oregon autism insurance reform bill, SB.365-9A, has been voted out of a subcommittee and lined up for final action by the Legislature and Governor John Kitzhaber.

Sponsored by Sen. Alan Bates, the bill yesterday was voted out of the Human Services subcommittee of the Legislature's Joint Ways and Means Committee. The full Joint Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to vote Monday on the amended bill, which would then go to the Senate and House of Representatives for final legislative approval.