North Carolina

NC Families Demand Better Autism Insurance At Capital Rally

RALEIGH, NC (July 15, 2014) -- With time running short in the current legislative session, families from around North Carolina rallied at the Capitol today to demand the state Senate consider an autism insurance reform bill alread... More...

Autism Speaks Takes On 'Big Insurance' In NC With Ad Campaign

RALEIGH, NC (July 14, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the launch of newspaper advertisements supporting families affected by autism in their fig... More...

Poll: 82% Support In North Carolina For Autism Insurance Bill

Raleigh, NC (July 3, 2014) – North Carolinians overwhelmingly support insurance coverage for autism, according to a survey conducted by the conservative polling firm, Public Opinion Strategies.  Legislati... More...

WRAL Reports on NC Fight for Insurance Coverage

RALEIGH (June 28, 2013) -- WRAL-TV reported on the fight for HB.498 which has been voted out of the House of Representatives and supported by Governor McCrory, but can't get a hearing in the Senate. See the video below and rea... More...

NC Autism Insurance Bill Sails Out of House, On to the Senate

RALEIGH (May 15, 2013) -- The North Carolina House of Representatives voted 105-7 for a bill that would require state-regulated health insurers to cover common autism therapies, including ABA. The measure moves next to the Senate.... More...

NC Takes Big Step to Autism Insurance Reform

RALEIGH (May 14, 2013) -- The North Carolina autism insurance reform bill cleared its first hurdle today, gaining approval 25-4 in the House Insurance Committee. North Carolina is one of 18 remaining states yet to require state-re... More...

WBTV Reports on NC Families Fighting for Insurance Reform

CHARLOTTE (April 4, 2013) -- WBTV reports on the introduction of North Carolina's new autism insurance reform bill through the eyes of parent advocates.... More...

Autism Speaks Endorses NC Autism Insurance Bill

NEW YORK (April 2, 2013) -- North Carolina celebrated World Autism Awareness Day with the introduction of a bipartisan bill that would require state-regulated health insurance plans to cover the diagnosis and treatment o... More...

Summary of the 2011 North Carolina Autism Insurance Reform Bills

Would require health insurance companies to provide coverage of the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders Coverage of treatments will be provided when prescribed or ordered for an individual diagnosed with autis... More...

Autism Speaks Endorses 2011 North Carolina Autism Insurance Reform Bill

NEW YORK, NY (MARCH 18, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the nation'’s largest autism advocacy organization, today announced its support for S. 115, an autism insurance reform bill, in the state of North Carolina. The legislation woul... More...

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