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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Action in Kansas

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports:

Legislation that paves the way for expanding insurance coverage of autism statewide got the green light early Wednesday, sending it to the desk of Gov. Mark Parkinson.

Shortly before 1 a.m., the House approved the autism bill, setting up a test track for requiring expanded coverage of autism therapies under the state's health insurance plan before mandating coverage be included in plans throughout the state. Parkinson on Wednesday afternoon left no doubts he will pull out a ceremonial pen to sign the legislation into law.

The legislation, "Kate's Law," enjoyed support from the Kansas Coalition for Autism Legislation. The organization's YouTube channel is here.