Only mandate that private insurers cover behavioral therapies for children with autism. Behavioral interventions can help children with autism build basic skills and may reduce costs for their care in adulthood. But treatment costs range from $10,000 to $100,000 a year, making insurance companies reluctant to pay for it. In some states, mandates settle this problem.
State laws for autism coverage are uneven across U.S. — SFARI.org - Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
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