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As we hopefully blogged last week, California indeed has become the 28th state to mandate coverage of autism. Governor Jerry Brown approved a bill requiring health plans to include coverage for autism as a medical benefit. For many parents this brings about great relief, as the federal health care law does not go into effect until 2014.
Before this bill, insurers could deny coverage for autism treatments by citing such treatments as an educational service. Said California Senate president Pro , “The science clearly shows that treating the mind through behavioral therapy is no different than treating a broken arm or a heart condition.” I’m confident that further good autism information is forthcoming in other states.
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