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News Story
1/5/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Court ruling finds regulator overstepped on memo to insurers about autism treatment complaints   State regulators shouldn't have sent health insurers a memo on how to handle complaints about autism treatments because it was tantamount to issuing a regulation without it being properly vetted, a judge has ruled.   In the mixed...
Legal Update
1/4/2011
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
On Other Key Issues, Ruling Leaves Autistic Children at Risk; Brown Administration Urged to Take Action A Los Angeles County Superior Court issued a ruling late Monday finding in part that the Schwarzenegger Administration illegally changed state policy relating to autism coverage without following the required public process.  However...
Legal Update
12/9/2010
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
We have cleared the final hurdle before going to trial next Monday on our suit against the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC), the state's largest health insurance regulator, for illegally siding with insurance companies over autism treatment delays. This week, a Sacramento judge refused the DMHC's request to transfer our case to...
Legal Update
11/19/2010
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
Ever play a game with a poor loser who tries to change the rules when the chips are down? The Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) is trying to do something like that in our lawsuit over care denials for autistic kids. Only thing is, caring for children with autism is no game. Just weeks before our scheduled December 13 trial in Los...
Legal Update
11/4/2010
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
What does "health care reform" promising "access" to health care services really mean if children can be denied the medical care they need? California HMOs and health insurers are denying autistic children the most effective medical treatment that is available, with severe consequences for them, their families, and the state...