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Darrell Steinberg

April 18, 2013

SACRAMENTO (April 18, 2013) -- Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said he will work for coverage of behavioral health treatment under the Medi-Cal Managed Health Care program and reiterated his commitment to a five-year extension of the state's 2011 autism insurance reform law.

Bill would extend autism insurance coverage through mid-2019
March 26, 2013

OAKLAND (March 26, 2013) -- The California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) has concluded that SB.126, a bill that would extend the state's autism insurance reform law another five years, would have no "measurable cost impact."

July 13, 2011

NEW YORK, NY (July  13, 2011) – The California Senate Select Committee on Autism & Related Disorders, chaired by Senate President Darrell Steinberg, held a hearing today to hear expert testimony on autism insurance coverage and behavioral intervention therapy. Lorri Unumb, Esq., vice president for state government relations for Autism Speaks, addressed the impact of the new federal health care law on behavioral intervention therapy.