Governor John Kasich gave approval to plans for
insurance companies to cover autism treatments, according to The Plain Dealer.
He made an announcement on 21st
and the coverage will commence from 2014, which will cover treatments like
Applied Behavior Analysis, along with occupational therapy and Psychiatric
care. It will cost thousands of dollars yearly.
It will apply to state healthcare programs, private insurance sold in the
state, and the federally mandated insurance exchange known as "Obamacare."
Gov. Kaschik - director of health transformation - Greg Moody said, "We
know that with early intervention, kids with autism do better at school, they
find employment and become more independent and connected adults in our communities."
of autistic children find it next to impossible to pay for treatment which is
not covered by insurance. This move is welcomed by them and what they had been
rooting for all along.