California

CA State Employees Gain ABA Coverage through Court Ruling

LOS ANGELES (September 11, 2013) -- A California policy that allowed unlicensed but nationally board-certified ABA practitioners to provide therapy under some health plans but declared this illegal for plans covering lower-income ... More...

CA Lawmakers Extend Autism Insurance Reform Through 2016

SACRAMENTO (September 6, 2013) -- The California Senate gave final legislative approval to a bill extending the state's autism insurance reform law, set to expire next summer, through 2016. The bill now goes to Governor Jerry ... More...

School District Offered Family Thousands to Keep Son with Autism out of School

The mother of David Swanson, a 21-year-old with autism and diabetes, says school districts in Yuba City, California have offered her as much as $86,000 to keep her son out of school and have barred him from attending classes with his private duty ... More...

UHC Agrees To Stop Denying Speech Therapy in California

SACRAMENTO (August 29, 2013) -- As a result of enforcement action brought by the state of California, United HealthCare of California (UHC) has agreed to stop routinely denying claims for speech therapy and to reimburse its subscr... More...

Kaiser to Reimburse CA Families $9.3 million for ABA, Speech

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 12, 2013) -- California families denied coverage by Kaiser Permanente for applied behavior analysis (ABA) and speech therapy for their children with autism between 2004 and 2012 can apply for up to... More...

8 Autism Bills on the Move in CA Legislature

SACRAMENTO (July 9, 2013) -- The California Legislature has sent one autism bill to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature and moved seven others towards final passage. Six of the bills were ... More...

LA Times: ABA 'Falling Through the Cracks' in Medi-Cal Transition

LOS ANGELES (July 8, 2013) -- The Los Angeles Times reported on the transition of 900,000 California children from the Healthy Families program into Medi-Cal which has led to a cutoff of applied behavior analysis (ABA) th... More...

Autism Speaks Intervenes For California State Workers

LOS ANGELES (July 1, 2013) -- Autism Speaks and Autism Deserves Equal Coverage have filed a friend-of-the-court ... More...

California Legislature, Brown Fail on Medi-Cal Agreement

SACRAMENTO (June 18 , 2013) -- The California Legislature and Governor Brown were unable to reach a funding agreement to continue autism therapies for 900,000 children who transitioned out of the Healt... More...
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