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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Iowa Mandate Bill

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

Jodi Whitworth reports at WHO-TV:
ABA therapy is believed to be the only research based treatment for autism but it's also expensive, costing families about a thousand dollars a week. 
[Kerry] Lust says insurance companies repeatedly denied her son’s therapy and instead was given a Medicaid waiver for children with special needs but even that's short-lived. The waiver expires for children when they turn 9 - years -  old. 
Brandon is 8. 
A piece of legislation is moving through the statehouse that would require insurance companies to provide autism therapy coverage until the age of 21.