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Expanded health coverage is a must to help autistic kids

By Ira Zunin

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 15, 2014

~~<p>Any child could be born with autism. Patients with autism spectrum disorder are fragile and vulnerable members of our society and should have access to necessary medical care. In recent years, the majority of American states have passed legislation which ensures that this population receives basic mental health services. The alternative is untenable.</p>
<p>In Hawaii, SB 2054 SD3 would require health insurers, mutual benefit societies and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for autism spectrum disorder treatments.</p>
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Any child could be born with autism. Patients with autism spectrum disorder are fragile and vulnerable members of our society and should have access to necessary medical care. In recent years, the majority of American states have passed legislation which ensures that this population receives basic mental health services. The alternative is untenable.

In Hawaii, SB 2054 SD3 would require health insurers, mutual benefit societies and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for autism spectrum disorder treatments. Login for more...



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