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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.

DC Council Approves Autism Insurance Reform

June 04, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (June 4, 2013) -- The District of Columbia Council today unanimously approved an insurance reform bill that will require coverage for ABA for autism through small group and individual policies starting next year. Once signed by Washington Mayor Vincent Gray, who requested the bill, the District will join 33 states that have enacted autism insurance reform.

District of Columbia Moves on Autism Benefits

Key panel recommends including ABA through its Affordable Care Act plans
March 25, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (March 25, 2013) -- The District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority has recommended that coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) be required in the new health plans created later this year under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The recommendation now requires only the approval of the District Council.

Autism Speaks, Washington, DC Councilmembers Tommy Wells And Muriel Bowser Announce Introduction Of 2009 Autism Insurance Reform Bill

November 16, 2009

Washington, DC (November 16, 2009) – Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, and Washington, DC Councilmember Tommy Wells today joined Councilmember Muriel Bowser, families of children with autism, and autism care advocates to announce the introduction of legislation to reform health insurance for children with autism in the District.