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Governor Signs Bill Requiring Autism Insurance Coverage

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  Original Published: 1/10/2013

Governor John Kasich has signed a bill into law that will benefit parents of children with autism.

Kristen Wilcock, CEO of the Silver Lining Group in Ontario, says insurance companies had previously been allowed to exclude certain diagnoses from coverage, including autism.

But they are now required to offer coverage for speech, behavioral, and mental health therapy; and other autism-related expenses which can reach $75,000 to $100,000 a year. 

Wilcock says this new law concludes six years of debate in the legislature on a form of help growing numbers of families need.

Autism is becoming increasingly common, with one in eighty-eight children being diagnosed with it.

Medical scientists have many theories, but the cause of autism is still not known.

   
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