I am pleased to be the sponsor of this simple, yet very important legislation. It would extend coverage by private insurers from age 5 to age 21. This would result in many families no longer requiring Medicaid coverage for their children; instead, they could use their employer-based health insurance to meet this need.
You can join Autism Speaks in lobbying for this legislation by clicking here. Or, you could contact the members of the Insurance and Financial Services Committee directly here, and ask them to vote to move this bill out of committee. If one of your legislators is on the committee, your reaching out to them is twice as important.
My testimony on the bill is below.