Referred to Committee
June 25, 2009
June 24, 2009(Key vote)
Title: Health Insurance for Autism
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that requires health care corporation groups to provide health insurance coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
-Provides that coverage will not be subject to limits regarding number of visits or dollar amounts, except for a maximum benefit limit of $50,000 per year, and will not have copays, deductibles, or coinsurance provisions that do not apply to physical illness generally (Sec. 416).
-Provides that a health care corporation may request a review of the autism spectrum disorder treatment that a member is receiving, to be conducted at the corporation's own expense (Sec. 416).
-This bill is closely related to HB 4183.
NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.