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Oregon became the 34th state to enact autism insurance reform on August 14, 2013.

Find your Oregon elected officials here.
Find autism resources for Oregon families here.

State Officials
Governor John Kitzhaber (D)
Oregon Senate; Oregon House of Representatives

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D)
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D)
U.S. House of Representatives Oregon delegation

Oregon News

Salem, O.R. — Governor Kate Brown has signed into law SB 777, which establishes an Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) program for disability-related expenses in the state of Oregon....

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...

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...

SALEM, OR (August 14, 2014) -- Acting in response to a string of successful lawsuits against the insurance industry, an Oregon state agency announced today that it would prepare a...

PORTLAND, OR (August 13, 2014) -- A "developmental disability exclusion" widely used by insurers to deny claims for applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy for...

Portland (April 30, 2014) -- The state of Oregon has been sued...

PORTLAND (January27, 2014) -- Autism Speaks has endorsed SB.1523 which would correct an...

PORTLAND (January 3, 2014) -- A complaint filed in federal court here against Providence Health Plan for  denying claims for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for...

TUALITIN (September 17, 2013) -- Supporters and opponents of applied behavior analysis (ABA) presented their cases to a state commission which will advise the Oregon Health Plan...

KLAMATH FALLS, OR (September 13, 2013) -- The Oregon Institute of Technology is expanding its graduate course offerings in applied behavior analysis (ABA) to meet the...

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Bill History


July 3: SB.414 signed by Governor Kitzhaber

July 1: SB.365 approved 56-0 by the House; sent to Governor Kitzhaber

June 29: SB.365 approved 28-0 by Senate

June 28: SB.414 approved 47-13 by House; sent to Governor Kitzhaber 

June 26: SB.365 voted out of Joint Ways and Means Committee; sent to Senate and House floors

June 19: SB.414 approved 19-10 by Senate; referred to House

April 24: Senate Health Care and Human Services Committee amends, passes SB.365; referred to Senate Ways and Means Committee

April 4: Senate Health Care and Human Services Committee hears SB.365

January 14: SB.365...