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Does anybody know why Private Health Insurance won't cover for Behavioral Therapies for Autistic Children?


Asked by Anonymous at 5:41 PM on Apr. 21, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • It depends on what state you live in. There are many states that are now making Private Health Insurance cover Behavior Therapy. I am lucky to live in one of them.
    And Melrn is wrong. If Behavior therapy is started at a young age, it is not needed for an entire life. In addition, the school will provide speec therapy and OT, but not behavior therapy.

    Answer by layh41407 at 8:27 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • b/c it woul;d cost them an arm and a leg... and they are for-prophet... that would hurt them!!


    Answer by Crafty26 at 5:43 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • All I've ever heard from them is that it's considered "alternative" and they don't cover "alternative" treatments because they're unproven ...but that's fancy talk for "we don't want to because we don't want to pay for it".

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:00 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • they are an organization out to make money, they don't care about the well being of their customers. They are just dollar signs to them. If your child needs therapy, I'd check into a program that the therapists may have. Many of them specialize in things that mean something to them personally, so they are willing to make payment plans, barter or give discounts.

    Answer by hill_star03 at 6:05 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • because when you are dx with Autism it is the public school districts responsibility to pay for it and it is LIFE TIME pay for treatment thats why

    Answer by MELRN at 9:18 PM on Apr. 21, 2011