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Thu March 8, 2012
Autism coverage bills clear Michigan Senate committee
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Senate soon could vote on bills aimed at requiring insurance companies to cover some types of treatment for autism.
The Senate's Health Policy Committee on Thursday approved a bipartisan package of bills related to autism coverage, sending the bills to the Senate floor. They go to the House if the Senate passes them.
One bill sets up a fund to help reimburse insurers for paid claims related to diagnosis and treatment of autism. That provision is included in hopes of lessening opposition from business and insurance groups.
Previous efforts to mandate autism coverage have stalled in Michigan.
More than half the states require insurers to provide autism coverage. Gov. Rick Snyder says it's time or Michigan to join them.