Autism treatment may be covered under state employee insurance plan
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Advocates for people with autism are
praising a proposal by the governor to make autism treatment available to more
Governor Nathan Deal
included 2.4 million dollars to expand the state employee health insurance plan
to start covering autism care.
Many parents with autistic children end up
paying 30-thousand dollars or more a year for behavioral healthcare services.
A specialist who works with children who
have autism in Albany says it's great news for many families.
"I think it would be
a welcomed relief for many families, I know that it would just be starting with
state employees, but that's a good start because there has been a fight for
this mandate for years now,"
The proposal must be approved by the
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