Autism Advocates Praise Covered California’s Expected Policy Change

The Covered California health benefit exchange board today is expected to reverse a policy that required all family members to join the exchange together, and that move is being hailed by autism advocates. They say a vital type of autism treatment now will be affordable for more California families.

Many families in California cannot afford to pay for applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, except through health insurance, according to Karen Fessel, executive director of the Autism Health Insurance Project, a not-for-profit autism advocacy group.

“Basically ABA therapy’s unaffordable when it’s not covered,” Fessel said.

Read full article from California Healthline…