Friday, February 28, 2014

Autism Insurance Reform Clears the Utah Senate

Thanks, Utah Senate!
The Utah Senate has approved SB.57, the furthest an autism insurance reform bill has progressed in the state Legislature since efforts began in 2009. Utah has the highest prevalence of autism in the nation at 1 in 47, yet is one of of only 16 states not to require private insurers to cover medically necessary treatments.

The vote was 18-7.

You can read more about it from Autism Votes.  While you're there, register with them if you'd like to help.

Thanks, Utah Senate!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

2014 Utah Autism Insurance Reform Bill Introduced

"Autism Speaks today formally endorsed SB.57, the latest piece of legislation to require certain health plans in Utah, the state with the highest prevalence of autism in the nation, to cover medically necessary treatments."

“"We commend Senator Shiozawa for his continued leadership for the growing numbers of Utah families raising kids with autism," said Lorri Unumb, Autism Speaks vice president for state government affairs. “"Autism Speaks is proud to join with the Utah Autism Coalition and the entire Utah autism community in calling on the legislature to get the job done this year."

To read the full article from Autism Votes, click here.