I agree with Red Smith--it doesn't start at 2 nor does it end at 9.
Intervention before age 2 is recommended and quite effective, and it would be
nice if it disappeared and everything became "normal" at age 9, but it
does not. This should be covered, period.
It's amazing how many thing insurance doesn't cover, we have young
child who has a severe speech delay, insurance only covers speech therapy if
it's the result of an accident. Luckily we can afford it ourselves, though
barely. It's more annoying that we fork out insane amounts of money every
month for insurance and yet doesn't cover something as basic as speech
So many group plans aren't under state regulations. A federal mandate to
cover would be nice. Good news for some.
@Red Smith, I agreed. I have 5 boys, 4 of them are Autism Spectrum. Ages already
passed 9. I am glad younger generation are going to be getting help and they
need it. But my kids are doing a little better but still need help! And yes, we
parents are still coughing up more money for our kids needs. And, I am not the
only family who need help.
It's a good start, but health care costs begin before age 2 and don't
end at age 9. Why not full coverage with autism as a non-excluded pre- existing
First I want to say, this is a "good thing". I have several friends who
will be helped by this.However, I'm curious to see the comments
by the "Obamacare" haters. This is an example of expanding insurance
coverage 'forced' upon us by the government. I thought we were a
Republican state that was against such things? I guess, like
everyone else, we pick and choose what we truly want to believe when it comes to
"right and wrong".Congrat's to the families who are now