Wednesday, February 24, 2010

State legislation - Virginia autism insurance bill SB 464-S1 given thumbs down in House committee

On February 23, 2010 Virginia autism insurance advocates suffered the defeat of
SB 464-S1  Health insurance; mandated coverage for autism spectrum disorder
which last week passed the Virginia Senate by a 27-13 vote and was at the beginning stage of consideration in the Virginia House.

Subcommittee #1 of the House Commerce and Labor committee recommended by unanimous voice vote to table the measure, which ends its progress in the 2010 legislative session.

SB 464-S1 would have allowed health insurance coverage of applied behavior analysis for children between the ages of 2-6, with a maximum annual benefit of $35,000 under limitations specified in the bill.

For further reading
House Denies Insurance Coverage for Treatment of Autistic Children
Bill would have required coverage for early intervention treatment that improves outcomes, saves state money
Office of Senator Janet Howell 32nd District
February 23, 2010

Panel kills autism treatment coverage mandate
By BOB LEWIS AP Political Writer
February 23, 2010

House panel rejects autism-insurance coverage
By Tyler Whitley Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Published: February 24, 2010

Past blog post
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Quicktake: Virginia and Missouri autism insurance bills pass floor votes

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