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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


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
Jun 23, 2017 Angela Kuykendoll Autism is on the rise. My grandson is on the spectrum. Children need ABA to learn to be productive members of society.
Jun 10, 2017 Ingrid Brown
Jun 7, 2017 James Deschene
May 22, 2017 Danielle Tuozzo Insurance companies need to do better for the Autism community.
May 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2017 Cindy Roberts
May 22, 2017 Christine Reed
May 22, 2017 Jillian Foudray
May 22, 2017 Cary Barnes
May 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 15, 2017 Selena Millman
May 14, 2017 Marga Childs
May 12, 2017 Ruth Ann Schmidt Please don't leave families on their own.
May 10, 2017 Marilyn Weber
May 10, 2017 John Langham
May 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2017 Chelle Ramon
Apr 22, 2017 Courtney Church
Apr 22, 2017 Ana Suarez Not providing coverage for ABA therapies is cruel. Families have enough worrying about their children's future without feelings of helplessness when treatments are not affordable.
Apr 21, 2017 Karen Butler
Apr 17, 2017 Sabrina Degasperi
Apr 4, 2017 Lynn Laupheimer
Apr 4, 2017 Cyndee Sween INSURANCE IS A BUNCH OF CRAP. WHO ARE THEY TO TELL US WHAT IS COVERED AND WHAT IS NOT. HUMAN BEINGS OF ALL SHOULD BE COVERED FOR ANYTHING ON EARTH. BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THIS WORLD!!
Apr 3, 2017 Niki Reyes
Apr 3, 2017 K.J. Herson
Apr 3, 2017 Micki Sutton
Apr 3, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Apr 2, 2017 Missie Hardin ABA is wonderful and needs to be covered to help autistic children and their families. Please make this available to all insurances!!
Apr 2, 2017 Ann Mulholland My granddaughter has autism. Her therapy is expensive, my son already works two jobs to provide for his family, don't add to that burden! Help families with autistic children. Invest in the future of this country's children!
Apr 1, 2017 Barbara Burns
Mar 30, 2017 Susan Wayne
Mar 30, 2017 Tashina Bianchi
Mar 29, 2017 Lisa Briggs
Mar 29, 2017 Emmanuel Xerias

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