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A Mandate for Autism Coverage?

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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A Mandate for Autism Coverage? Should insurance companies be required to cover diagnostic and therapy services for autism and the wide spectrum of disorders related to it? A bipartisan group of 30 Ohio lawmakers is backing such a requirement, noting that 32 states already have such a law. Business groups are heavily opposed. They see the law as yet another mandate that will drive up health insurance costs for all. Join host Mike McIntyre for the discussion Tuesday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.

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Education, Health, Children's Health, Mental Health

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Lorri Unumb, Vice President for State Government Affairs, Autism Speaks
Rep. Nickie J. Antonio, D-Lakewood, HB 598 co-sponsor
Keith Lake, managing director of government affairs, Ohio Chamber of Commerce

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Text of HB 598

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