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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 5/2015

01-05-2015 | Letter to the Editor

It’s About Time for Autism Reform Legislation in Utah

Auteur: Brian J. Shiozawa

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 5/2015

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Abstract

On 3 April 2014, Governor Gary Herbert signed into law a health insurance reform bill that requires private insurers to cover autism therapy. Specifically, SB57 requires state-regulated health plans to cover applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy. While early diagnosis and intervention can reduce the long-term cost of autism, families are finding themselves bankrupt in order to pay for ABA therapy. Currently, 37 states, and the District of Columbia have enacted insurance reform laws. Ensuring that children with autism receive proper therapy is a serious public health issue. Utah was right to pass reform legislation because it properly benefits and safeguards the interests of affected children in promoting their well-being and participation in society.
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Titel
It’s About Time for Autism Reform Legislation in Utah
Auteur
Brian J. Shiozawa
Publicatiedatum
01-05-2015
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 5/2015
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-014-2302-8

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