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Seattle Times: Insurers Should Cover Autism Therapies

August 28, 2012

SEATTLE (August 27, 2012) -- The Seattle Times in an editorial 'Lawsuit victory for treatment of autism' praised a series of recent court settlements in class action lawsuits brought against Washington health insurers that make behavioral health treatments more accessible for autism.

"Convincing insurers to pay for neurodevelopmental and behavioral therapies used to treat this range of clinical conditions is a huge step that ought not be downplayed," the editorial concludes. "These therapies can produce dramatic improvements in children with autism, allowing them to attend school and participate in mainstream activities."

Read the full editorial here.