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2009 House Bill 8: Mandate health insurance coverage for autism
  1. Introduced by Rep. Ted Celeste (D) on February 17, 2009, to mandate health insurance coverage for autism and create a government program to suggest additional ways to help people with autism.
    • Referred to the House HealthCare Access & Affordability Committee on February 17, 2009.
      • Reported in the House on April 1, 2009.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Kevin Bacon (R) on December 8, 2009, to require an attending psychologist or physician to develop a treatment plan for each patient. To limit the the mandatory coverage required at thirty-six thousand dollars per year, and to allow insurance companies to request reviews of treatment no more than every six months. The amendment passed 96 to 0 in the House on December 8, 2009.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Rep. Louis W. Blessing, Jr. (R) on December 8, 2009.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Louis W. Blessing, Jr. (R) on December 8, 2009.
  2. Passed 57 to 39 in the House on December 8, 2009.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 9, 2009.
    • Referred to the Senate Insurance, Commerce & Labor Committee on December 15, 2009.

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