Georgia governor likely to sign autism insurance bill

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Before April is through, it is expected that Nathan Deal will be adding his signature to the legislation. Senate Bill 1, an autism insurance bill, is among the hundreds of bills that are currently sitting on the desk of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, and is among those that are expected to be signed before the end of the month. In this case, the insurance legislation will be called Ava’s Law, should it be passed, named after Ava Bullard. If it does become a part of the autism insurance law in…

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Medical marijuana bill drops dead despite popularity

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The effort for the Georgia bill has now closed despite the fact that both houses had voted in favor. Even though both houses in Georgia had voted in favor of legalizing medical marijuana, the effort died away at midnight on Friday with the close of the legislative session. The issue was in a stalemate in linking the bill with insurance for autistic children. The problem wasn’t that the medical marijuana bill wasn’t adequately supported. It was that the Senate and the House had come to a stalemate over the move…

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Autism insurance proposal in Kansas looks familiar

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The strategy would mandate the coverage of the condition in a way that is similar to Utah and Georgia. Treatment for children, teens, and adults who are on the spectrum can be exceptionally expensive, and states are increasingly working to ensure that autism insurance will provide coverage for families who are affected by this condition. Without coverage, the treatments can be cost prohibitive, as they can range from $40,000 to $60,000 per year. Traditionally, insurers have been reluctant to offer autism insurance, as they have stated that the issue is…

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