State-mandated benefits legislation slows, focus is on autism, broader mental health categories

August 2008
State Health Watch;Aug2008, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p1
The article reports that state-mandated benefit legislation has slowed down to less than 100 each year. The Council for Affordable Health Insurance (CAHI) is said to attribute this to awareness that mandated benefits effectively increases the cost of coverage. Autism and treatment of various complications are reportedly one of the most discussed mandates to provide for evaluation, treatment and school mainstreaming. Support groups are said to be aiming for coverage of Applied Behavioral Analysis.


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