Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Big Differences Remain in Missouri Autism Coverage Bill

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. -- Despite nearly a year of negotiations, big differences remain between insurers and advocates for autistic children who are urging Missouri to mandate coverage of a costly but promising behavioral therapy.
House and Senate committees each heard testimony Tuesday on proposals that would require insurers for small and mid-sized employers to offer policies covering the diagnosis and treatment of autistic children.
At issue is how much coverage should be offered — and how long it should last — for those seeking "applied behavioral analysis," an intensive therapy that some parents say produces dramatic improvements in their autistic children.

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