Thursday, March 31, 2011

Va. Governor Pushing for Autism Coverage

RICHMOND, Va. -- Gov. Bob Mc­Don­nell (R) said Wednesday he will propose amendments to a bill that will require businesses to provide insurance coverage for children with autism.
The bill was passed by the General Assembly last month after 11 years of attempts. However, opponents say the state cannot afford the costs in a tough economic climate.
Twenty-three other states mandate coverage for autism. Parents of children with autism and other advocates have been e-mailing the governor urging him to sign the bill as is written.

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