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Sunday, December 15, 2013


Many posts have discussed the issue of ABA coverage under TRICARE. Autism Speaks reports:
An 11th-hour agreement on a new Defense bill hammered out by the Senate and the House dropped dozens of proposed amendments, including a provision to improve TRICARE coverage for ABA treatment for military dependents with developmental disabilities, including autism.
Approved by the House last spring, the amendment to the FY14 National Defense Appropriations Act (NDAA) enjoyed bipartisan support in the Senate but was one of dozens that never came up for a vote as Congress raced to meet a self-imposed Friday deadline to reach agreement on a final bill. As a result, the effort to improve TRICARE coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) will have to start over from the beginning in Congress next year, the third time since 2012.