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Norton Reform Bill Clears First Hurdle in House

January 30, 2013

ST. PAUL (January 30, 2013) -- Autism insurance reform legislation (HF.181) sponsored by Rep. Kim Norton (DFL-Rochester) cleared the House Health and Human Services Policy Committee by voice vote today and moves next to the House Commerce Committee.

The bill would require coverage for ABA as well as autism-related speech, occupational and physical therapy and pharmaceutical benefits. The bill sets no caps on visits, age or financial benefits. Coverage would take effect August 1, 2013.