Democrats in the Michigan House are renewing calls for a law requiring insurance companies to offer coverage for certain autism treatments. Lawmakers held an event at the state Capitol on Wednesday to ask Republicans who hold the majority in the Legislature to pass an autism treatment bill. Some Republicans, including Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, have supported proposals to require insurance coverage for some autism treatments. But the measure is opposed by business and insurance groups that say mandating coverage would raise the cost of employer-sponsored health insurance.
Thursday, December 8, 2011