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Maine Lawmakers Say 'Yes' To Kids With Autism

AUGUSTA (May 1, 2014) -- The Maine Legislature voted overwhelmingly to override Gov. Paul LePage's veto of a bill that will expand benefits under the state's 2010 autism insurance law from age 5 through age 10. The new law... More...

Maine Governor Says 'No' To Kids With Autism

AUGUSTA (April 29, 2014) -- Maine Governor Paul LePage has vetoed a bill that would raise the age cap on the state's 2010 autism insurance law from 5 to 10, saying it would raise insurance premiums and taxes. The Legislature, ... More...

Maine Senate Votes To Expand Insurance Coverage

(March 19, 2014) -- The Maine Senate has approved a bill requiring state-regulated health plans to cover autism benefits up to age 10 and sent the bill to the House. Maine's 2010 autism insurance reform law currently caps benefits at age ... More...

Maine Expansion Bill Advances

AUGUSTA (February 5, 2014) -- The Maine Legislature's Joint Committee on Insurance and Financial Services yesterday voted 7-4 for a bill that would expand benefits under the state's 2010 autism insurance reform law.

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Autism Speaks Endorses Maine Expansion Bill

AUGUSTA (March 15, 2013) -- Autism Speaks has endorsed a new bill, SP.127, which would amend Maine's 2010 autism insuran... More...

Potential Repeal Bill Dies in Maine Senate

AUGUSTA (March 29, 2012) -- A bill that would have barred insurance benefits that exceed the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal heath care reform law, was referred back to Senate committee where no further ... More...

Autism Speaks Endorses Maine Autism Insurance Reform Bill

Augusta, ME (March 28, 2009) – Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization, today announced its support for LD 1198 (SP 446), the autism insurance reform bill. The legislation would require private health in... More...

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