Here's a quote from the latest post on the Utah Autism Coalition website:
"SB55 was substituted this morning with a bill that appropriates more money to the pilot program created last year and increases the age cap from age 5 to age 7. Insurance coverage for autism in Utah will not happen this year."
I'm bummed about this. It seemed like the last time a major bill was introduced that Autism Speaks supported and had people rally behind it too was switched out - to one that was not as good and Autism Speaks pulled their support. I'm afraid that dissenters + people not really paying attention just kinda go 'We DID pass SOMETHING for Autism, that's good, right?' and then the thing we really need to happen just takes longer. It's not good enough.
Insurance coverage for autism in Utah will not happen this year
Well, maybe this year we got one step closer, but it NEEDS to happen, folks! Preferably while my autistic child is still a child! We can do so much for these kids, and NOT just the ones who are under age 7.