PA first state to use Medicaid for autism

July 2008
State Health Watch;Jul2008, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p11
The article reports that Pennsylvania is the first state to use Medicaid for autism in 2008. As reported, the decision was issued following the approval of the federal government to spend federal Medicaid dollars on services that will help autistic adults to live by themselves. It expects the program to serve 200 autistic adults who will meet the eligibility requirements based on income and on the severity of their disability.


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