The California Court of Appeals has ruled that all insurance plans will now have to cover perhaps the most effective treatment for autism, whether the therapist is licensed or certified. Under the ruling, insurance coverage will be extended for state employees and low-income families. Lucy Noland reports for NBC4 News.
A therapy for children with autism must be covered by public insurance companies, a California appeals court has ruled. Applied Behavior Analysis — or ABA — "is a system in which every moment and action by the child is monitored and rewarded by the therapist on a one-to-one relationship for periods of 35, 40 hours a week,...
KCBS-TV 2 LA - Consumer Watchdog Goes To Court For Autistic Children Denied Coverage By Their Health Insurer
Private insurance companies are required to cover an expensive treatment for children with autism, but that same coverage is being denied to children insured under MediCal and CalPers policies. As CBS 2's Randy Paige tells us, a court battle is underway to try and change that.