Thursday, February 7, 2013

SB 55 cleared committee today - onto the Senate floor!

The hearing was standing room only.

In a vote of 5-2 SB 55 cleared the Senate Business and Labor Committee and is on to the Senate Floor for a vote next week.

This wouldn't have happened without all the hard work of the Utah autism community and everyone who showed up at the hearing today.  We've been referred to as an "autism rally" and a "sea of red".  Way to show up!

To read/watch some of the media stories on this committee hearing click the links below.

Salt Lake Tribune - Bill that would mandate Utah coverage for autism treatment clears committee

ABC4 - Utah health insurance companies one step closer to having to pay for autism treatment

KSL - Lawmaker's bill would require insurers to cover autism treatments

Fox13 - Bill would require insurance coverage for autism treatments

KUTV2 - Bill Mandating Coverage Of Autism Treatments Passes Committee

Fox13 - Bill requires insurance for autism treatments

We will try and update this list as new stories about this hearing are posted.