The NC Senate should approve more insurance coverage for autism


In the United States, it is estimated that one in every 68 children is autistic. In North Carolina, it’s one in 58. Those are alarming numbers, but so far not alarming enough to move the state Senate to help families coping with the most severe forms of autism.Last session, the state House, by a vote of 105-7, passed House Bill 498, a measure requiring insurers to provide broader coverage for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders. But the bill stalled in the Senate where members were wary of the potential cost. Read more here: 

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