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January 27, 2011

NEW YORK, NY (January 27, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization, today announced its support for House File 204, the autism insurance reform bill. The legislation would require private health insurance companies to cover the diagnosis, testing, and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

April 08, 2009

NEW YORK, NY (April 28, 2009) -- Autism Speaks today joined Minnesota families and other autism advocacy organizations in applauding the members of the State House for passing autism insurance reform as part of the Omnibus Health and Human Services Finance bill, House File 1362. This bill now contains a provision that requires insurance companies to provide coverage of evidence-based, medically necessary autism therapies. The bill now heads to the State Senate for further action.

February 05, 2009

St. Paul, MN (February 5, 2009) - Yesterday, the Minnesota House Health Care and Human Services Policy and Ovesight Committee held a hearing on HF 359, the autism insurance reform bil.  This bill seeks to require that insurance companies provide coverage of medically necessary, evidence-based autism therapies, such as applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy.

February 02, 2009

St. Paul, MN (February 2, 2009) - State Representative Kim Norton and State Senator Linda Scheid have introduced bills in the Minnesota House and Senate to ensure that treatment for children with autism is covered by private health insurers. HF 359 and SF 312, the autism insurance reform bills, will require that insurance companies provide coverage for the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, medication, and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.