LANSING (January 19, 2012) -- Gov. Rick Snyder, in his 2012 State-of-the-State Address, called on the Michigan Legislature to address autism insurance reform in the coming year. His remarks drew a standing ovation.
"I ask the Legislature to continue their work on autism and the Michigan Health Marketplace," Snyder was quoted by the Detroit Free Press. "There are now medically proven treatments for autism. Twenty-seven (29) other states already require insurers to cover evidence-based therapies for autism. The human and financial costs of autism are too high. let's address this important topic."
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley (below left), a strong supporter of autism insurance reform, met with Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R-Canton), prior to the address. (Photo courtesy of Sen. Colbeck's office.)