Autism Speaks | The ACA, Autism and ‘Habilitative’ Care | Jan. 14, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

The ACA, Autism and 'Habilitative' Care January 14, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (January 14, 2014) -- With the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) now well underway, Kaiser Health News (KHN) has found many families caring for children with disabilities, including autism, struggling to gain coverage for therapies such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The KHN report quotes Sara Rosenbaum, …

Autism Speaks | IACC Pledges More Assertive Role in Federal Autism Policy | Feb. 1, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

IACC Pledges More Assertive Role in Federal Autism Policy February 01, 2013 BETHESDA, MD (February 1, 2013) -- The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) has pledged to take a more assertive role in federal autism policy, starting with the issue of assuring ABA coverage is included in all state health insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act …

Autism Speaks | New Hawaii Insurance Reform Bills Endorsed | Jan. 28, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

New Hawaii Insurance Reform Bills Endorsed January 28, 2013 NEW YORK (January 28, 2013) -- Autism Speaks today endorsed SB.668 and HB.721, the new Hawaii autism insurance reform bills, which would require many health plans to cover the diagnosis and treatment of autism. Families paying thousands of dollars a year in insurance premiums would gain coverage for the screening, diagnosis, testing and …

Autism Speaks | Utah Ups Medicaid Pay for ABA Providers | Dec. 6, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Utah Ups Medicaid Pay for ABA Providers December 06, 2012 SALT LAKE CITY (December 6, 2012) -- The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the state's Medicaid program will increase reimbursement rates for ABA providers serving children with autism because its initial offer was so low only two providers had agreed to participate. After criticism, Utah plans pay hike …

Autism Speaks | VTDIGGER.ORG: ‘$10 million autism budget buster reduced to $500,000’ | March 2, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

VTDIGGER.ORG: '$10 million autism budget buster reduced to $500,000' March 02, 2012 MONTPELIER (March 2, 2012) -- The online news site, VTDIGGER.org, reported that the state's 2010 autism insurance reform law had a $500,000 impact on Vermont's Medicaid program, a fraction of the $10 million that had been predicted. Read more below. ORIGINAL $10 MILLION AUTISM COVERAGE …

Autism Speaks | Vermont Governor Douglas Signs Autism Insurance Reform Bill Into Law | May 28, 2010 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Vermont Governor Douglas Signs Autism Insurance Reform Bill Into Law May 28, 2010 NEW YORK, NY (May 28, 2010) -- Autism Speaks yesterday joined Vermont families and other autism advocacy organizations in applauding Governor Jim Douglas for signing S. 262, the autism insurance reform bill, into law. S. 262 will require insurance companies to provide coverage …

Autism Speaks Joins the Vermont Autism Community In Applauding State House Members For Passing Autism Insurance Legislation | May 7, 2010 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Joins the Vermont Autism Community In Applauding State House Members For Passing Autism Insurance Legislation May 07, 2010 NEW YORK, NY (May 7, 2010) -- Autism Speaks yesterday joined Vermont families and other autism advocacy organizations in applauding the members of the State House for amending and passing S. 262, the autism insurance reform …