by Jonathan Slack, Market Research & Development Specialist, AHSS
The United States as a whole has made great gains the last decade increasing insurance coverage for individuals on the autism spectrum. Despite these gains, setbacks still occasionally occur. It recently became apparent in Georgia that a new bill is not going to be passed by the state legislature.
This bill would have:
- mandated autism coverage for children under 7 years of age.
- set a $35,000 annual cap on services.
Every child should be given the opportunity to reach their potential. Without therapy, Georgia is setting up many individuals with autism to fail. Hopefully Georgia will pass this bill next year. For now our hearts go out to the families in Georgia.