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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: 2,545
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

Feb 2, 2016 Linda L.-Schaeffer
Jan 28, 2016 Janice Banks
Jan 21, 2016 Awilda Rivera Isn't it enough that special needs children are being bullied by other children, by adults who have no clue about them? Would you add to this discrimination by refusing these children help! They do learn! They make great progress with help!
Jan 17, 2016 judith hazelton
Jan 17, 2016 JINNY LEE
Jan 17, 2016 Angelika Kempter
Jan 16, 2016 Maria Teresa Schollhorn
Jan 16, 2016 AniMae Chi
Jan 16, 2016 Donita Lowrey
Jan 14, 2016 Heather McKnight
Jan 10, 2016 Allison Richards
Jan 5, 2016 Patti Murphy
Jan 4, 2016 deborah simpson
Jan 1, 2016 Roxana Agler
Dec 9, 2015 lisa jackson
Dec 8, 2015 Davetta Horton Insurance should pay for services that families of Special Needs children and adults can't pay. Loopholes need to be destroyed and demolished completely. What's the point of having insurance if it doesn't help.
Dec 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Dec 7, 2015 Charles Pan
Dec 5, 2015 Laura Houston Stop discrimination and require all insurance companies to provide coverage for autism services.
Dec 4, 2015 Amber Bonasse
Dec 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 17, 2015 Jessica Wade
Nov 15, 2015 Marie Hemphill
Nov 11, 2015 Adelina Jaudal
Nov 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 5, 2015 Erin Carney Brewer
Nov 5, 2015 Kirk Brewer
Oct 29, 2015 Aneise Gentry
Oct 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 19, 2015 Orva M Gullett
Oct 14, 2015 Susan Armistead, M.D.
Oct 7, 2015 Daniel Driver
Oct 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 5, 2015 Bethany Colacchio
Oct 4, 2015 Shelly Kenniston
Oct 4, 2015 Arthur Beighley
Oct 1, 2015 Erika Solarte
Oct 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) I have a wonderful and amazing grandson with Autism. There isn't enough progams or awareness programs for Austic children. Taking away insurance is in my mind discrimination. Think before you act.
Oct 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 29, 2015 Joanne Mcneil
Sep 29, 2015 Brenda Jackman
Sep 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) Discrimination is shameful and a disgrace! I wonder what the rule maker's teach their own children?
Sep 28, 2015 derek comber
Sep 27, 2015 Joanne Huisman My grandson has autism and his therapy ran out, He needs this therapy. This is not right. Deny illegals medical so those that need it get it, He is only 11 yrs old.
Sep 27, 2015 barry ables
Sep 27, 2015 James Calandro
Sep 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 27, 2015 Anne McFarland Autism doesn't end at age 18. You need to help them out with their medicine and treatments.

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