In case you had not heard, Governor Brown signed SB 946 in California today:
Autism coverage mandated in California under bill signed by Brown:
Lots of hard work and dedication led to this success:
Autism advocates reunite in support of SB 946 | City Brights: Rachel Norton | an SFGate.com blog – http://blog.sfgate.com/rnorton/2011/10/05/autism-advocates-reunite-in-support-of-sb-946/
But, like most state insurance benefits mandates, SB 946 is only a good start, (See “Q&A: Autism Benefits Mandates – Basic Information.”) These state mandates exclude too many of America’s children with ASDs. Federal legislation is the only meaningful way to help most of these children. It’s time to redirect all that hard work and dedication to implementing the Affordable Care Act so that evidence-based therapy is accessible to all children with ASDs. (See “Washington Post Article Attacks Affordable Care Act, Uses Scare Tactics. Children Need Federal Solution” and “See “Q&A: The Affordable Care Act”).