Idaho autism insurance reform in spotlight from advocate group

Idaho autism insurance

This is one of only four states in the country without a mandate requiring coverage for those on the spectrum. A new Idaho insurance reform effort is underway as a result of an advocate group that wants to bring the state up to the national standard. There are only four states left in the country that do not require private insurance companies to provide autism treatment coverage. The new movement is designed to encourage reform in autism health insurance coverage. Over the weekend, advocates for Idaho autism insurance met in…

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Autism insurance mandate will ease financial burden of therapies

Health Autism Insurance Coverage

The goal is to help to make the necessary treatments affordable for affected families. North Carolina Senator Tom Apodaca (R-Hendersonville) originally sponsored an autism insurance bill in the state, in order to produce legislation that resulted from negotiating with insurers that had previously been opposed to the efforts of Apodaca and other legislators, in their attempts to require coverage for treatment of this spectrum of disorders. Last year’s bill was supported by insurance companies, which were allowed to cap adaptive behavioral treatment. Adaptive behavioral treatment is a term that encompasses…

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