Friday, June 26, 2009

N.J. Lawmakers Clear Expansion of Coverage for Autism, Developmental Disability Therapies

This is another good sign and bravo to more lawmakers to trying to provide financial relief to families. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the $36,000 cap.

TRENTON -- New Jerseyans with autism and other developmental disabilities would get up to $36,000 in certain treatments covered each year, under a bill that cleared the Legislature Thursday.
Thirteen states have passed such a law to cover behavioral, occupational, physical, speech and other therapies. Elsewhere, insurers have denied the treatments because they were not considered restorative.
New Jersey would cap the coverage at $36,000 for 2011, and adjust the figure for inflation each year.
The Senate and Assembly have approved the bill. To become law, the bill must be signed by Gov. Jon Corzine.

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