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Autism Insurance Bill Introduced in Michigan State Legislature

April 03, 2008

(Lansing, MI - April 3, 2008)  An insurance reform bill has been introduced in the Michigan State Legislature by Representative Kathy Angerer (D - 55) and Senator Tupac Hunter (R - 5)  that will require insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorders.
Companion bills, House Bills 5527/5529 and Senate Bills 785/784, will require Michigan healthcare policies to cover screening, diagnosis, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.  
Treatments include but are not limited to speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychological services, psychiatric services, and applied behavior analysis, as prescribed or ordered by a treating physician or psychologist.