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Globe: 'Why can’t Harvard and BU employees get insurance coverage for autism therapies?'

December 22, 2012

BOSTON (December 22, 2012) -- Boston Globe health reporter Deborah Kotz notes how employers with self-funded health plans decline to offer ABA benefits because they are regulated under federal law, rather than ARICA.

Judith Ursitti, Autism Speaks' director of state government affairs, notes the "ironic hypocrisy" of Harvard and Boston University serving on the consortium which fought for passage of ARICA and then failing to provide the benefit themselves. Other Massachusetts employers with self-funded plans, including Tufts, voluntarily offer autism coverage.

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