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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.

Autism Speaks Commends Sen. Menendez for Insisting Autism Therapies Get Covered Under New Federal Health Care Law

February 21, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) pressed U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to insure that the states include behavioral health treatments for autism as they implement the Affordable Care Act, expressing “serious concern” that the federal government’s efforts thus far have fallen short. Autism Speaks applauded the remarks by Senator Menendez, who is among a group of Senate and House champions that continues to fight for a strong federal commitment to meaningful autism insurance coverage.