Archive for March, 2010

Autism and Health Insurance Reform

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

There is a systemic problem with the way that children and adults with an autism spectrum disability are accessing health insurance in our country. This presents a real problem for them and their families. More often than not, many families are saddled with the financial burden of providing healthcare to these children at exorbitant cost.   Under the current system; many of these individuals are found ineligible for health insurance coverage as a person with a disability, based on qualifying events that have nothing to do with their disability or medical needs. There is something profoundly wrong with this result . . . . . .