Bill would mandate insurance coverage of autism
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Bill would mandate insurance coverage of autism

Date: January 27, 2009
By: Rebecca Beitsch
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: A bill in the Misouri Senate would require insurance companies to cover autism.

Rebecca Beitsch (b-EYE-ch) has more from the capital.  

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With the number of autism diagnoses on the rise, one State Senator from St. Charles County has proposed legislation that would require insurance companies to cover the condition. Republican Senator Scott Rupp cited the additional medical problems that are uncovered by insurance companies because of their association with autism.

 

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Description: We've had families report that other medical procedures were not covered on a claim because it had to relate back to an autism diagnosis. Right now it's considered a pre-existing condition.


Senator Rupp said he is working closely with insurance companies on the legislation.

From the capitol, I'm Rebecca Beitsch, 1120 KMOX News.