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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tennessee Mandate Legislation

A state proposal that would require insurance companies to add more coverage for autism patients has hit a snag.

House Bill 1265 was introduced to Tennessee lawmakers this legislative session. The bill would require insurance companies to cover therapy for autistic kids and adults.

However, a vote on HB 1265 has been pushed back until next Wednesday.

The bill's sponsor, Representative Kevin Brooks (R-Cleveland) says it won't be easy to get HB 1265 passed.
Brooks said lawmakers needed time to meet with disability, business and insurance groups so at least a compromise could be reached for passage of the bill.
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