Md. Officials Want Autism Treatment Coverage

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler and several state legislators are backing legislation that would require insurers to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

Montgomery County Delegate Kirill Reznik and Baltimore County Senator Kathy Klausmeier have each introduced bills that would mandate insurers provide coverage for diagnosis and applied behavior analysis, a specific and costly type of autism therapy. Both legislators will join Gansler and advocacy groups like Autism Speaks and Easter Seals in Annapolis Thursday to rally support for their measures.

Similar versions of the legislation have passed state legislatures in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Florida, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana and Texas.

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