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Sponsored by: The Autism Site

Autism treatment, therapy, and support can cost a family tens of thousands of dollars per year. Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability, and yet, many insurance carriers don't cover the costs of autism-related therapy at all. This is plain discrimination. There is simply no reason autism shouldn't be covered just as widely as diabetes or cancer.

Currently, 43 states require insurance companies, by law, to provide autism coverage. But the rest do not, and families with autistic children or family members aren't being represented in those states. For these families, the financial burden is tremendous.

The kind of discrimination insurance companies are imposing is unfair and unwarranted. We need legislation that will strike down insurance discrimination and provide for federal reform on insurance coverage. Sign the petition asking President Obama to stand up to the insurance industry and make combating autism a priority!

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Dear President Obama,

Right before you were elected as President of the United States, you vowed your commitment to reforming the insurance industry's stance on coverage for autism. Your dedication to this matter is valuable, but autism remains one of the fastest-growing learning disabilities in America, and yet insurance carriers continue to refute it as viable for coverage.

Families with autistic members face tens of thousands of dollars in autism care and treatment over the years. There's hardly anyone out there who could afford this type of medical support on their own. Why are insurance companies still allowed to refuse coverage for autism therapy?

We need to stand up for those who are being underrepresented and fight for insurance coverage for autism. I am writing to request that you renew your commitment to this important cause.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures

Aug 14, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Aug 5, 2018 Robert Ortiz
Jul 18, 2018 Danielle Osterweil
May 22, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 10, 2018 Christine Maidl
May 10, 2018 Jennifer Shryock
May 10, 2018 Samantha Honowitz
May 10, 2018 Michael Crowden
May 10, 2018 Karin Cohen
May 10, 2018 Andries Grobbelaar
May 10, 2018 Gail Grobbelaar
May 6, 2018 Richard Bosboom
May 6, 2018 Richard Bosboom
May 6, 2018 Richard Bosboom
May 2, 2018 Stephanie Ayan
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Mar 19, 2018 Virgil Pauls
Mar 15, 2018 Dyshum Robinson Please get ABA covered by all insurance!! Private, Medicaid and those employer based insurance
Mar 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 26, 2018 Samantha Cooch
Feb 15, 2018 Sarah Smith
Feb 13, 2018 Bonnie Steiger Obama! Signing this very old petition is useless!
Feb 11, 2018 Kimberly Duke
Feb 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 10, 2018 Valerie Tanner
Feb 10, 2018 Shera Reed
Jan 28, 2018 Martha Williams
Jan 3, 2018 Jodi Ford
Dec 31, 2017 Lori Percle Please consider requiring all insurances to cover ABA therapy. It’s very expensive but I can tell you that ABA therapy has been a life changer for my grandson.
Dec 30, 2017 Celia Gomez Please support legislation that provides and ensures that every person diagnosed with Autism receive ABA therapy. Thank you.
Dec 13, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Dec 13, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 21, 2017 Kanina Brinkey
Nov 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 27, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 6, 2017 Misty Deegan
Oct 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2017 Donald Giddings
Jul 26, 2017 Paul Crown ABA Therapy would be incredibly beneficial, but we're being denied any coverage because I work for a small business. Everything we're trying to do we're being forced to do out of pocket, to protect the insurance company from small business employees.
Jul 23, 2017 Alanna Reuben
Jul 19, 2017 Jessica Ray My son has autism and we have been fighting for ABA therapy for over a year. Even on disability, it isn't covered. I would have to pay for an evaluation visit, then nurse visit once a month at $150. Then $70 per hour for ABA therapy. Who can afford that?
Jul 14, 2017 Fern Swecker

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