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autism insurance reform

March 11, 2016

The Oklahoma State House recently passed, HB 2962, autism insurance reform to prevent state regulated health insurers from continuing to exclude basic, evidence-based care for children diagnosed with autism. The measure passed with overwhelming support, 76-20. The bill now heads to the State Senate.

February 18, 2016

Advocates from across the state joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to push for HB2962 yesterday at the Capitol in Oklahoma City. The recently introduced legislation would require medically based care for individuals with autism Advocates will also be recognized in the House and Senate galleries for their efforts.

February 09, 2016

Autism Speaks advocates rallied in Des Moines this week to push for autism insurance reform. The February 4th rally was held in conjunction with Autism Society of Iowa's Autism Awareness and Acceptance Day with hundreds in attendance, including individuals with autism, their families and service providers.

October 15, 2015

Governor Pat McCrory was joined today by North Carolina autism advocates for an autism insurance bill-signing ceremony. Earlier this month, the North Carolina General Assembly approved legislation to require certain health plans to cover the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism.

September 29, 2015

The North Carolina General Assembly has approved legislation to require certain health plans to cover the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism and now heads to Governor McCrory’s desk. S.676 was sponsored by Senators Tom Apodaca and Joyce Krawiec. When signed, the bill will become effective July 1, 2016.

August 25, 2015

Jaclyn Cosgrove of the Oklahoman hosts a Google hangout in the Oklahoman's studio about applied behavior analysis therapy and autism insurance reforms efforts with special guest Judith Ursitti, Director of State Government Affairs at Autism Speaks.

July 16, 2015

Hawaii Governor David Ige has signed a landmark autism insurance reform bill, making Hawaii the 42nd state to require certain health insurance plans to cover treatment for autism spectrum disorders.