This Just In: CT Lawmakers May Remove their Heads from their Asses

March 9, 2009 at 5:34 pm 1 comment

From the fabulous folks of Autism Votes (the legislative advocacy arm of Autism Speaks):

Autism insurance reform is moving forward in Connecticut. Committee Bill Number 301, An Act Concerning Health Insurance Coverage for Autism Spectrum Disorders, requires health insurers to cover medically necessary treatments prescribed by a licensed physician or licensed psychologist.  If passed, this groundbreaking legislation would provide access to treatment to thousands of families dealing with the challenges of autism all across the state of Connecticut.

The future of SB 301 will be determined on Tuesday when the Insurance and Real Estate Committee votes.

To put this bill in perspective, if we paid out of pocket for the treatment of our twins, our medical bills would run in the neighborhood of $5000 per month.  That’s approximately $60,000 a year.  If the committee votes to pass this bill, it then will allow for a vote from the full Senate, and, if passed there, from the full house as well.

If you happen to live in Connecticut, I implore you to contact your local legislator and urge them to help pass SB 301.  Better yet, attend the vote tomorrow at noon, which is taking place at the Legislative Office Building, Room 2b.  Bring photos of your children, wear red, and make it known that this bill is long overdue to help thousands of children across the state (and, perhaps the country if Connecticut sets such a precedent) get the assistance they deserve and require.

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Entry filed under: Autism/Aspergers or Something Like It, Current events, Momma Drama.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. MJ  |  March 11, 2009 at 9:24 am

    I WISH I lived in CT right now!!! Keeping my fingers crossed and saying a prayer that it passes!!!!!!

    Reply

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