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If you previously signed this petition on The Child Health Site, your signature has been sent to Governor Jan Brewer. If you know someone who is interested in this cause, please direct them to sign the petition! Thank you!
Goal: 20,000 Progress: 2,104
Sponsored by: The Autism Site

Families living and dealing with autism are facing yet another threat against their insurance coverage. A bill was recently passed in Arizona that would now require families to pay for autism treatments and care largely out of pocket. SB 1593 would nullify previous legislation that allowed families to be reimbursed for autism therapies.

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has the power to stand up for families living with autism by vetoing this legislation. If she doesn't, many families will be left with few options as to how to cover their autism therapy costs.

Ask Governor Brewer to do the right thing and fight for families living with autism.

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Dear Governor Brewer:

I am writing to request that you oppose a discriminatory piece of legislation that was recently passed in Arizona. SB 1593, if enacted into law, would make it so that many families who are now receiving insurance coverage for autism therapies will now have to pay largely out of pocket for the same treatments.

This is completely unfair. Those with autism are continuously discriminated against by the insurance industry, which often claims insuring autism treatment is simply "too expensive." But putting the burden of these costs on families is no way to handle the problem.

Please use your legislative power to oppose SB 1593 and fight for families who are struggling with autism today.


Petition Signatures

Aug 21, 2015 Elena Dragomir
Aug 19, 2015 Mary Thornton
Aug 15, 2015 Dave Meuse
Aug 13, 2015 Laura Bauer
Aug 13, 2015 Liana Rois
Aug 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 8, 2015 Anastasia Lamers
Aug 7, 2015 Sheryll Hughes
Aug 6, 2015 Brittany Osmundson
Aug 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 6, 2015 Leslie Zamora Gerber life insurance refused to give my son life insurance because of his ADS diagnosis. This is completely wrong. I then canceled my other children's life insurance policies with them. Thanks for starting this petition to fight for the rights of all.
Aug 6, 2015 L Dufresne NOW! The world is watching!
Aug 6, 2015 Elaine Tokarski
Aug 5, 2015 Peggy Hollenbach
Aug 5, 2015 Debra Ierardi
Aug 5, 2015 Mark Hayduke Grenard
Aug 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 5, 2015 pippa bainbridge
Aug 3, 2015 Vander Eubanks Brewer, autistic people desperately need the support for life. They need insurance coverage for autism treatment, so do not allow them to be continuously discriminated against by the insurance industry and use your legislative power to oppose SB 1593.
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2015 Jennifer Foster Let"s help all those AZ families out!
Jul 29, 2015 April Paul
Jul 23, 2015 Richard Bosboom
Jul 18, 2015 Monica Cancel
Jul 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 30, 2015 Caroline Broughton
Jun 27, 2015 n. gottlieb
Jun 25, 2015 Kathleen Tashiro
Jun 23, 2015 Kaitlin Kennedy
Jun 15, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 12, 2015 S. Marsh
Jun 8, 2015 Susan Schueller
Jun 8, 2015 Toni Soderholm
May 31, 2015 Nana Winter How does these legislators sleep at night knowing they are causing such hardships to families already dealing with a child that needs more care than most??? Shame on them.
May 31, 2015 Deborah Clarke
May 28, 2015 Mishelle Johnson
May 28, 2015 Rebecca Fine
May 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 26, 2015 lola Lopez
May 26, 2015 John Phillips We just received our diagnosis for our 6 yr old daughter about 6 wks ago after 3 yrs of wondering why she was so different. Now we know. Quite the shocker but we deal.
May 26, 2015 Teresa Wills
May 24, 2015 Amy Ceramicoli
May 24, 2015 Stephanie Hunnicutt Autism is treated by medical professionals. The specialists are doctors, not strictly therapists, and medical insurance should cover ALL medical care.
May 24, 2015 Elizabeth Nunez
May 23, 2015 Gillian Clark
May 23, 2015 Casey Roy
May 23, 2015 Joan Papke
May 23, 2015 Anabella Teran
May 22, 2015 Sandra M Cura It's hard enough to raise a child on the autism spectrum.
May 7, 2015 Diane Fletcher

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