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The State of Washington enacted autism insurance reform through litigation announced November 15, 2014.

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Find autism resources for Washington families here.

State Officials
Governor Jay Inslee (D)
Lt. Governor Brad Owen (D)
Washington Senate; Washington House of Representatives

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D)
U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D)
U.S. House of Representatives Washington delegation
 

Washington News

Olympia-- Governor Jay Inslee signed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, HB 2063, to create a...

Olympia-- The Washington legislature passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, HB 2063, to create...

NASHVILLE, TN -- Autism Speaks welcomed Washington as the 38th state to enact autism insurance reform during the 9th annual Autism Law Summit held here today. Washington...

October 20, 2014 -- Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has ordered the state's private insurers to stop enforcing blanket exclusions for medically...

(APRIL 20, 2014) -- Aerospace giant Boeing has been hit with a complaint in...

SEATTLE (January 27, 2014) -- A U.S. District Court judge has ordered Regence BlueCross to stop denying claims for speech and occupational therapy for children with autism after...

SEATTLE (July 9, 2013) -- Washington State employees whose insurance claims for applied behavior analysis (ABA) for their children with autism were wrongfully denied may soon be...

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...

SEATTLE -- The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) has settled with a group of state employees who sued for coverage of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy to treat...

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) pressed U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to insure that the states include behavioral health...

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Above: Read 'Who Should Pay for Treating Children With Autism?' - Tacoma News Tribune, October 12, 2008 (Click  to enlarge and read)

Bill History

January 9, 2012: SB.5059 reintroduced for 2012 session.

January 24, 2011: Senate Committee on Health & Long-Term Care conducts public hearing on SB.5059.

January 12, 2011: Autism insurance reform bill, Senate Bill 5059, introduced in State Senate.  Bill is referred to the Senate Committee on Health & Long-Term Care.