UnitedHealthcare said that starting next year, every small and large group plan it sells across the country will feature coverage of the autism therapy.
“We recognize the growing interest in ABA among many consumers and in the marketplace,” the insurer said in announcing the change. “Beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2017, UnitedHealthcare will be extending ABA benefit coverage to new and renewing fully insured small and large group plans in the few remaining states that do not mandate ABA coverage.”
Jonathan Ebel can sit in this corner for hours doing what he loves. As a child with autism, he learned to draw just four years ago. Then one day his mother took his large scale drawings and stories and put them into a comic book format.
“It was terrifying,” he says. “I was about to puke.”
But when the first scenes appeared — old home movies from 1992 — Suskind was instantly calm. There he was on the big screen, a 4-year-old, sitting with his little brother Owen, a typically precocious 2-year-old, their dad reading to them. http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2016/07/22/what-will-happen-to-adult-children-with-autism/#52215d1d470b
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