Saturday, April 26, 2008

Michigan rally pushes for autism insurance coverage

Lansing rally pushes for autism insurance coverage

by The Associated Press
Tuesday April 22, 2008, 2:10 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Supporters of legislation to get better insurance coverage for autism are calling for action at the state Capitol.

Parents and supporters of children with autism rallied at the Capitol on Tuesday.

They want the Legislature to pass bills that would require insurers to cover some autism therapies, screenings and diagnosis.

Most of the bills in the package have not passed either the House or the Senate. A few related bills have passed the House.

The bills have drawn some opposition from those who say more mandated insurance coverage would raise the cost of health care plans for Michigan businesses and residents.

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