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Maine became the 16th state to enact autism insurance reform on April 13, 2010.

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State Officials
Governor Paul LePage (R)

Attorney General Janet T. Mills

Maine Senate, Maine House of Representatives

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator Angus King (I)
U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R)
U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D)
U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud (D)

Maine News

Thousands of children with autism now have access to new or enhanced insurance benefits to cover behavioral health treatment and physical, occupational and speech therapies in six states...

Autism Speaks is urging Maine adults with autism or their caregivers to sign up for the state's Medicaid waiver list before June 30, 2015 for an opportunity to receive housing, job and...

AUGUSTA (May 1, 2014) -- The Maine Legislature voted overwhelmingly to override Gov. Paul LePage's veto of a bill that will expand benefits under the state's 2010 autism...

AUGUSTA (April 29, 2014) -- Maine Governor Paul LePage has vetoed a bill that would raise the age cap on the state's 2010 autism insurance law from 5 to 10, saying it would...

(March 19, 2014) -- The Maine Senate has approved a bill requiring state-regulated health plans to cover autism benefits up to age 10 and sent the bill to the House. Maine's 2010 autism...

AUGUSTA (February 5, 2014) -- The Maine Legislature's Joint Committee on Insurance and Financial Services yesterday voted 7-4 for a bill that would expand benefits under the...

AUGUSTA (March 15, 2013) -- Autism Speaks has endorsed a new bill, SP.127...

AUGUSTA (March 29, 2012) -- A bill that would have barred insurance benefits that exceed the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal heath care reform law, was...

Augusta, ME (March 28, 2009) – Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization, today announced its support for LD 1198 (SP 446), the autism insurance reform bill...

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Bill History

January 1, 2011: Autism insurance reform law goes into effect!

April 12, 2010: Governor Baldacci signs LD 1198 into law!

April 7, 2010: LD 1198 is passed by the Senate! The bill now heads to the Governor's office to be signed into law!

March 29, 2010: LD 1198 is passed by the House!

February 24, 2010: LD 1198 is passed unanimously by the Joint Insurance and Financial Services Committee.

January 12, 2010: Joint Insurance and Financial Services Committee holds hearing on LD 1198. No vote is held.

April 3, 2009: LD 1198 unanimously referred by the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services to a study commission at the Bureau of Insurance.

March 30, 2009: Hearing held on LD 1198 before the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services. No...