Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Lawmakers Disappointed In Autism Coverage

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 @04:44am CST

(Springdale, AR) -- Arkansas state lawmakers encountered a roadblock for autism insurance coverage. Lawmakers and insurance companies were unable to agree on a state mandate to force companies offer insurance companies to offer coverage for children with autism.

Insurance Industry members believe government health mandates would be ineffective in solving the autism problem.

Legislators stated mandatory coverage could reduce autism expenses to $3.6 billion instead of the $7 billion it is currently at. Lawmakers plan to bring the discussion up again during the 2010 regular session.

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