Bill Would Require That Health Plans Cover Autism

Law360, New York (January 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Democratic congressman has introduced legislation that would require large employers with self-insured and private plans to provide medical benefits for autism services.

The bill, known as the Fairness in Autism Treatment Act, was introduced by Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Fla., in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday. It was then referred to the House Education and Labor Committee and House Ways and Means Committee.

Specifically, the legislation would amend the Employee Retirement Income and Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require...
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