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State Sen. Tom Apodaca sponsored the bill on requiring insurance companies to cover some treatments for autism.   News & Observer photo

State Sen. Tom Apodaca sponsored the bill on requiring insurance companies to cover some treatments for autism. News & Observer photo

State editorial: A welcome compromise

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Parents of autistic children have many things in common, and one most certainly is a shared frustration with attempts to get insurance coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis, a treatment shown to be helpful but very expensive at $4,000 a month.

Now, thanks to a bill sponsored by state Sen. Tom Apodaca, a Republican from Hendersonville, insurance companies will have to cover the expense for families up to $40,000 a year. Unfortunately, the legislation can’t cover those dependent on Medicaid, the federal-state program for the poor and disabled. There are some other gaps for people with certain types of insurance.

This coverage is set to go into effect July 1. All state-regulated plans will be required to cover Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, and other treatments.

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I95

It's bad enough that your comments are vile & disgusting. As always you prove that you are clueless.

unless

you are poor. guess you aren't voting for Trumpy!

So rich kids get treatment

And poor kids get left while that fat republican stuffs his face? What a jerk. Expand Medicaid. Hope he chokes on his next cheeseburger.

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