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Take Action for Autism Insurance Reform Bill!

Take Action in New York: Urge Govenor Paterson

to Sign the Autism Insurance Reform Bill into Law!

A.10372A (New York’s autism insurance reform bill) passed the full Assembly UNANIMOUSLY last week.

This ringing endorsement came on the heels of unanimous passage in the Senate. Autism Speaks is incredibly grateful

to Speaker Shelley Silver and primary bill sponsors Assemblyman Joseph Morelle and Senator Neil Breslin for their leadership

and commitment to seeing this effort through.The State Assembly and Senate have recently passed the autism insurance reform bills

(S.7000B/A.10372A) in unanimous votes! Now the bill heads to Governor David Paterson.

If enacted, S.7000B/A.10372A will require private health insurers subject to New York law to cover evidence-based treatment

for autism spectrum disorder, with no age or dollar caps allowed. This will be a huge step forward for the families of New York

dealing with the challenges of autism. It is now critical that we ensure that Governor Paterson signs S.7000B/A.10372A

into law as soon as possible.

1. E-MAIL Governor Paterson, asking him to sign S.7000B/A.10372A into law

as soon as possible. It is imperative that Governor Paterson receive thousands of e-mails

asking him to sign this legislation.

2. WRITE a letter to the editor of your local paper. It is important that members

of your community read about the positive impact this legislation will have on families

of New York.


July 2, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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