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Wisconsin became the 15th state to enact autism insurance reform on June 29, 2009. 

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State Officials
Governor Scott Walker (R)
Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch (R)
Wisconsin Senate; Wisconsin Assembly

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator Tammie Baldwin (D)
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R)
U.S. House of Representatives Wisconsin delegation


Wisconsin News

ABLE program headed to Wisconsin

Madison, WI-- Governor Scott Walker has signed into law a budget bill that authorizes an  ABLE program for the state of Wisconsin.

The federal...

Wisconsin has proposed changing its Medicaid waiver program for Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) in order to comply with a federal directive that prohibits services that "...

(October 19, 2009) Madison, WI—Governor Jim Doyle today announced an emergency rule implementing new provisions in state law requiring insurance coverage of autism spectrum...

1. What does the Wisconsin autism insurance reform law do?

Broadly speaking, the law does two main things:

  • It requires private health insurance companies to cover the...

MADISON, WI (February 19, 2009) – Autism Speaks, the nation'’s largest autism advocacy organization, today announced its support for Senate Substitute Amendment 1 on Senate...

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Bill History

October 19, 2009: Gov. Doyle announces emergency rule implementing the new autism insurance reform law on Nov. 1.

June 29, 2009: Governor Jim Doyle signs the budget bill containing autism insurance reform into law! (See sec. 3197 w. on page 596 of Act 28) 

June 25, 2009: Senate, House  agree on budget that includes autism insurance reform!

June 17, 2009: Senate passes autism insurance reform as part of the 2009 Budget Bill SSA1

June 11, 2009: Assembly passes autism insurance reform as part of the 2009 Budget Bill ASA1

May 28, 2009: Autism insurance reform is added to the 2009 Budget Bill (AB 75- ASA1/SSA1) 

February 18, 2009: SB 3 is...