Alabama autism bill

Published: Mar. 17, 2017 at 10:09 AM CDT
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50,000 families in the Yellowhammer state are affected by autism, yet Alabama is one of only five states that does not require insurance companies to pay for certain treatments.

House Bill 284 is hoping to change that.

It would require private insurers to include coverage of "Applied Behavioral Analysis" (ABA) treatment.

As it stands, families must pay out of pocket for these costly therapy sessions.

It would also require treatments for things like speech and occupational therapy to be covered by insurance companies.

You can ask your state lawmaker to support autism insurance reform.

Chairman Kerry Rich

His email is

You can call him at (334)242-7538