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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Clay's Law

SB43 - Insurance Coverage for Autism Spectrum Disorders - Clay's Law passed second reading in the Senate today (it still needs to be read for the 3rd time before it goes to the House).

A lengthy floor debate ensued this afternoon. Listen here. Or watch here.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please pass this bill. There is not enough attention given to autism or the extreme economic toll it takes on families. These kids and adults deserve access to quality treatment. Do the right thing.

2/27/2009 12:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes there is alot of attention towards autistic people. They get more attention in school than the rest of the kids. And I don't think that the taxpayers should have to pay for other people's children when alot of people can't even afford to care for there own!

3/03/2009 12:08 PM  
Blogger Jared said...

The last post sounds like someone who has either never met an autistic child or has no idea what parents of autistic children go through. Parents either go bankrupt trying to provide care for their child or simply decide they can't afford it and the child suffers and deteriorates for lack of much needed therapy. Somes parents will also suffer from depression and other psychological issues that come with raising an autistic child.

The fact is Autism while currently uncurable, is a treatable condition when caught at an early age and all the correct therapy is applied. Several other states have either passed or are in the process of passing similar bills addressing children with autism because regardless of political persuation, it is a serious issue in America that needs to addressed. It is taxpayer dollars well spent in my opinion.

3/06/2009 8:33 AM  

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