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Judge: SB.946 Can't Be Used to Deny ABA

January 04, 2013

CONCORD (January 3, 2013) -- An administrative law judge has ruled that a state-funded service agency cannot deny access to ABA by requiring that a family rely on its private insurance to pay the cost.

The case involved a seven-year-old child whose family had purchased health insurance to guard against catastrophic illness. The policy carried annual deductibles of $6,800 per individual and $13,600 for the family. The policy would not begin covering any ABA treatment until the deductible was met.