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SB 2118 - Requiring Health Insurance to Cover Autism - Key Vote

Oklahoma Key Votes

Harry Coates, Jr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (39-9) - (Key vote)

Title: Requiring Health Insurance to Cover Autism

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires insurance plans to cover autistic spectrum disorders.

-States that autism coverage will not be subject to dollar limits, visit limitations, or deductibles that are less favorable than standard physical illness limits (Sec. 4B). -Allows the insurer to request an updated treatment plan once every six months to review medical necessity of coverage (Sec. 4C). -Prohibits an insurer from denying coverage because an individual is diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder (Sec. 4G). -Defines what will be recognized as an autistic spectrum disorder, including Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, and Rett’s Disorder (Sec. 4I).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requiring Health Insurance to Cover Autism


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