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Will the Health Care Reform bring good news to families with Children with Autism?

This bill, which
passed the Senate in late December, includes the following provisions
for people with autism:

- Insurers would be prohibited from excluding coverage based on
pre-existing conditions;

- Insurers would be prevented from selectively refusing to renew coverage;

- Insurers would no longer be able to charge people different premiums
based on their health status, gender or occupation;

- A standardized annual out-of-pocket spending limit would be
established so that no family would face bankruptcy due to medical

- Annual and lifetime benefit caps would be prohibited;

- Mental health would be covered;

- "Habilitative" and "maintenance services" would be covered; and

- Coverage of "behavioral health treatments" such as ABA therapy,
would be required.


Asked by Anonymous at 5:30 PM on Mar. 23, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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    Answer by Anonymous at 8:30 PM on Mar. 23, 2010