Virginia senators advance autism-insurance bill for young children

02/18/2010 | WTKR-TV (Norfolk, Va.)

State senators in Virginia approved a bill that would require health-insurance companies to cover up to $35,000 in annual autism treatment for children ages 2 to 6. Insurance companies are contending that autism treatment is an educational rather than a medical expense, and opponents are warning the proposed changes would force them to raise premiums. The bill will go before the state's House of Delegates.

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