A new bill is being considered to help to address the inequality for coverage of this condition.
Lawmakers in North Carolina are will be considering a bill that is designed to help to overcome the inequality that is being faced by people with autism when it comes to the health insurance coverage that they are receiving in the state.
There are currently an estimated 60,000 people in North Carolina who have autism.
These individuals and their families often face considerable expenses that are not covered by their health insurance due to certain inequalities in the state’s systems. In order to correct this issue, House members from both parties have now introduced House Bill 498, which would require private insurers as well as the North Carolina State Health Plan to cover the costs associated with autism’s diagnosis as well as its treatment.
There are currently thirty two states that require autism to be covered by health insurance.
There are also eight states that are considering legislation which would require health insurance to cover autism. This type of legislation has made it possible for families in those states to make sure that their autistic loved ones have access to treatments for their condition that they would not otherwise be able to afford. Previously, this would have been available only within specific corporations and through the TRICARE coverage program from the federal government.
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There are forty sponsors of HB 498 in the House. Each feels that this is an extremely important step forward in making sure that families in North Carolina with a member who has autism will be able to access the health insurance they need to cover the treatment of the condition.
The importance of health insurance coverage for autism is a rapidly growing one in the United States, where an estimated one in 88 people has the condition. This neurobiological disorder is not curable, but it can be effectively treated in order to help a person’s communication, behavior, and social interactions. According to the National Center for Disease Control, autism is one of the most critical medical issues in the country, and the incidence is increasing at a staggering rate. There are currently more kids affected by autism than diabetes, AIDS, and cancer, combined.