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The ACA, Autism and 'Habilitative' Care

WASHINGTON, DC (January 14, 2014) -- With the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) now well underway, Kaiser Health News (KHN) has found many families caring for children with disabilities, including autism, struggling to... More...

Ask An Expert: Autism and the ACA

Autism Speaks recognizes that people across the country – both inside and outside the... More...

District of Columbia Moves on Autism Benefits

WASHINGTON, DC (March 25, 2013) -- The District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority has recomm... More...

Bob Wright Urges Governors to Require ABA in New Health Plans

WASHINGTON, DC (February 26, 2013) -- Autism Speaks Co-founder Bob Wright has called on the nation's governors to do their part for across-the-board coverage for behavioral health treatment, including Applied Behavio... More...

IACC Pledges More Assertive Role in Federal Autism Policy

BETHESDA, MD (February 1, 2013) -- The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) has pledged to take a more assertive role in federal autism policy, starting with the issue of assuring ABA... More...

Autism Benefits Lagging Under Federal Health Care Reform

WASHINGTON, DC (January 8, 2013) -- Just half the states have thus far planned to include ABA coverage in their new health care exchanges which open for business next year, an initial analysis by Autism Speaks has found.

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Kasich Adds Autism Benefits in Ohio EHB Plan

COLUMBUS, OH (December 21, 2012) – Ohio Governor John Kasich has included coverage for the treatment of autism in the state's Essential Health Benefits (EHB) benchmark plan, drawing immediate praise from Autism... More...

4 Senators Press HHS on Autism Coverage

WASHINGTON, DC (October 19, 2012) -- In a strongly worded letter to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius, four U.S. Senators said the federal government is not doing enough to require the states to i... More...

State Exchanges Yielding Mixed Results on Autism Benefits

NEW YORK (November 16, 2012) -- The states are creating a patchwork of available autism benefits as they begin implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) due to poor guidance from the federal government, according to an ongoi... More...

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