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2009 House Bill 8: Mandate health insurance coverage for autism
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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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
Amendment offered by Rep. Louis W. Blessing, Jr. (R) on December 8, 2009
Motion by Rep. Tracy Maxwell Heard (D) on December 8, 2009
The motion passed 51 to 45 in the House on December 8, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Louis W. Blessing, Jr. (R) on December 8, 2009
Motion by Rep. Tracy Maxwell Heard (D) on December 8, 2009
The motion passed 50 to 46 in the House on December 8, 2009
Passed 57 to 39 in the House on December 8, 2009 (same description)
To mandate health insurance coverage for autism and create a government program to suggest additional ways to help people with autism.
Received in the Senate on December 9, 2009
Referred to the Senate Insurance, Commerce & Labor Committee on December 15, 2009

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