Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Autism Views from Peter Cooke - Candidate for Utah Governor

Peter Cooke is running for Utah Governor and has made the statement provided below on his webpage regarding autism in Utah.

"A few days ago, I met with Mirella Peterson of the Utah Autism Coalition. She opened my eyes to some very serious problems facing Utah. Even though Utah has the highest national rate of autism (1 in 47), we lag behind other states in treating people affected by this condition. Part of the problem stems from Utah not requiring health insurance providers to cover its treatment. I see this as a real opportunity to improve the lives of Utahns while decreasing government spending. Read why at the Utah Autism Coalition’s Autism Insurance FAQ, available here."

For more information visit http://www.cookeforgovernor.com/news/utah-autism-coalition/


*Disclaimer: Please note that while the UAC does not endorse any political party or candidate, we invite ALL candidates and public officials to publicly share their position autism issues so our members can be well informed on election day.