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California became the 28th state to enact autism insurance reform on October 9, 2011.

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State Offficials
Governor Edmund G. Brown (D)
Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (D)
California Senate and Assembly

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D)
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D)
U.S. House of Representatives California delegation

California News

Sacramento, CA — The California State Legislature has unanimously passed legislation that establishes an Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) program for disability-related expenses in...

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has commended CBS "60 Minutes" for highlighting the difficulties individuals experience in securing longterm mental health coverage and...

California has revised its proposed Medicaid waiver changes for Home- and Community-Based Services in order to comply with a federal directive that prohibits services that ...

NEW YORK (September 15, 2014) -- In response to a July directive from the federal government to step up Medicaid-funded treatment for autism, a number of states are...

SACRAMENTO, CA (September 11, 2014) – As many as 75,000 primarily low-income California children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will become eligible for a life-altering...

SACRAMENTO (June 13, 2014) -- A $50 million appropriation sought for Medi-Cal to provide behavioral health treatment for autism failed to make the final cut in California...

(April 25, 2014) -- Demanding that providers of applied behavior analysis (ABA) hold a state license cannot be used to deny insurance coverage of medically...

(April 17, 2014) -- The California Department of Insurance has won the go-ahead to enforce tough new requirements to stop private insurers from denying and delaying...

SACRAMENTO (March 5, 2014) -- The leader of the California Senate has raised the possibility of funding coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) for autism through Medi-...

Helpful Links

      2013 Expansion Bill

     2012 SB.946 Implementation

      2011 Law

Bill History


May 14: SB.126 approved 5-0 by Senate Appropriations Committee

May 2: SB.126 approved 9-0 by Senate Health Committee; referred to Senate Appropriations

March 26: California Health Benefits Review Program finds "no  measurable cost impact' from SB.126

January 26: SB.126, extending sunset on SB.946 from 2014 to 2019 introduced in Senate by Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg


January 26: AB 171 voted out of Assembly 50-18; referred to Senate Health Committee

January 19: AB.171 voted out of...