autism insurance

SB.22 Heads to Gov. Markell Following Unanimous House Approval

DOVER (June 25, 2012) -- The Delaware House of Representatives approved the autism insurance reform bill, SB.22, by unanimous vote. The measure, which would require health plans to cover autism therapies, such as Applied Behavior ... 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...

SB.22 Released from Committee, Heads to House Floor for Final Vote

DOVER (June 13, 2012) -- The House Economic Development, Banking, Insurance and Commerce Committee released SB.22, the autism insurance reform bill, for a final floor vote in the House.  The bill would require health plans to... More...

Federal Appeals Court Reaffirms Order on Autism, Mental Health Parity

SACRAMENTO (June 7, 2012) -- A federal appeals court has reaffirmed that California health plans must cover all medically necessary treatment for mental disorders as they do for physical illnesses under the state's Mental Heal... More...

Idaho Autism News:

To date, meaningful autism insurance reform has passed in 36 states and is currently changing the lives of children across America with autism by providing them with access to the treatments and therapies they need.

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Halfway Home: SB.22 Voted Unanimously Out of Senate

DOVER (June 7, 2012)-- The Senate unanimously approved SB.22, the autism insurance reform bill, and sent the measure to the House of Representatives for further consideration. The vote was 20-0 for the bill, which would require he... More...

SB.22 Clears Senate Finance Committee, Heads to Senate Floor

DOVER (June 6, 2012) -- The Senate Finance Committee approved SB.22, the autism insurance reform bill, and sent it to the full Senate for a floor vote. The committee vote was the first for the bill which would require insurance co... More...

Illinois Legislature Approves Bill Shielding Families From Any Changes Resulting From DSM-5

SPRINGFIELD (May 25, 2012)-- The Illinois Senate and House of Representatives gave final approval to a bill amending the state's 2008 autism insurance reform law by assuring that any individual already diagnosed with an autism... 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...

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