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Mon December 6, 2010
Autism debate to continue next year
It's expected that the debate over whether insurance companies should be required to cover autism treatments for children will continue at the state Capitol next year.
Legislation that would have required insurance companies to cover autism treatments stalled in the GOP-led state Senate in the final hours of the 2009-2010 legislative session.
Republican Lieutenant Governor-elect Brian Calley has an autistic daughter. He's been one of the most vocal proponents of the reforms. Calley said:
Eventually the facts will catch up with the decision-makers and this will happen. I plan to advocate for this starting immediately next year and help education the incoming members, the new members, on this issue, and find a solution for the 15,000 families in Michigan that are struggling through this right now.
Calley said he hopes leaders in next year’s Republican-controlled House and Senate will approve the reforms.