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S Amdt 3058 - Expands TRICARE Coverage of Autism - Key Vote

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Sheldon Whitehouse voted Yea (Passage) on this Amendment.

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Amendment - Amendment Adopted (Senate) (66-29) - (Key vote)

Title: Expands TRICARE Coverage of Autism

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment to S 3254 that expands TRICARE coverage for autism therapy.

Highlights:
  • Expands the TRICARE program coverage to include coverage for autism spectrum disorders.
  • Appropriates an additional $45 million to the Defense Health Program for Private Sector Care to be available for the coverage of autism therapy for fiscal year 2013.
  • Specifies that the following individuals will not be beneficiaries of the TRICARE coverage for autism therapy:
    • Recipients of hospital insurance benefits under the Social Security Act; and
    • Individuals who are former members, dependents of former members, or survivors of any uniformed service member not under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense.
Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Expands TRICARE Coverage of Autism

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