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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Insurance in Oklahoma

The Politics of Autism includes an extensive discussion of insurance legislation in the states.

Steve Shaw reports at KWTV in Oklahoma:
State lawmakers are considering a bill that would help thousands of families dealing with Autism.

House Bill 2962 was introduced in a House Insurance Committee earlier this week. Supporters say Oklahoma is one of only seven states that don’t make insurance companies cover autism treatments.

Dr. Scott Singleton is Clinical Director at Good Shepherd Catholic School in Oklahoma City. All of the students at the school either suffer from Autism or another neurological disability. He said passing this legislation is a no-brainer.
“It costs about $5,000 a month if you don’t get early intervention, if you get early intervention it drops that number down to about $3,000 a month,” Dr. Singleton. - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |