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Autism Speaks Warns CA Insurers Want to Shift Costs to Taxpayers

October 06, 2011

SACRAMENTO (Oct. 6, 2011) -  Capitol Weekly today published  'Health insurers want taxpayers to pick up the tab for autism care,' a commentary by Peter Bell, Autism Speaks executive vice president for programs and services. The opinion piece was in response to assertions by the California Association of Health Plans that behavioral therapies, such as applied behavior analysis, should be provided by public schools at taxpayer expense rather than by trained medical professionals.