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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: 2,018
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.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2015 Helen Jackson
Mar 20, 2015 Ronald Wieschowski
Mar 17, 2015 Sara Balzer
Mar 15, 2015 Nicole Montgomery
Mar 10, 2015 Joy Branch
Mar 10, 2015 (Name not displayed) Are you kidding me Gov. Brewer?! Shame on you! Walk a mile in the shoes of kids with autism and the parents dealing with the issues day in and day out. They need insurance coverage!!
Mar 9, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 8, 2015 Renee Calpin It's sickening to hear about these rich insurance companies not wanting to cover people & kids with Autism! How disheartening! They are greedy and out for themselves! This is wrong and must be stopped with consequences!!
Mar 8, 2015 Belinda sales
Mar 8, 2015 Brandi Absood
Mar 8, 2015 (Name not displayed) If you have never cared for anyone with autism, you can never know the hardships you can encounter. Insurance difficulties should not be one of them. Autism is real and anyone who believe different should have to experience it for even just a day.
Mar 5, 2015 Oscar Landé
Mar 4, 2015 Lisa Delabre
Mar 4, 2015 Martha W D Bushnell
Mar 4, 2015 cindy telsey
Mar 4, 2015 Rachel Vojtash
Mar 4, 2015 sharlene aviles
Mar 3, 2015 Bonnie Svec
Mar 3, 2015 Carla Winger
Mar 3, 2015 Monica Lipman
Mar 3, 2015 Julia Cooper
Mar 3, 2015 June Cockerille
Mar 3, 2015 cindy chilton
Mar 3, 2015 Karen Scrivner
Mar 3, 2015 Tracey Shafer
Feb 27, 2015 R0bert & Eliza Duncan
Feb 23, 2015 Deborah Lombardi
Feb 23, 2015 Beverly Stecklein That is so wrong!! What is next-Autism asylums?!!!! Lets move forward, not back wards in healthcare!!!
Feb 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2015 Crystal Kimmel
Feb 19, 2015 Teresa Church
Feb 15, 2015 Jennifer Harud
Feb 15, 2015 Casey Saultzman-Brown
Feb 15, 2015 Karelia Garcia
Feb 14, 2015 Eric Millard Protect families not insurance companies. Insurance companies are not hurting for profits while families with autistic loved ones are hurting for support and understanding.
Feb 9, 2015 Eliza Duncan
Feb 9, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 4, 2015 Sally Lamb Families with children on the autism spectrum need all the help and support they can receive. Coping daily is difficult enough! The added burden of having to fight for support and understanding is shameful in our society. Insurance in necessary!
Feb 2, 2015 Chloé Espinasse
Jan 26, 2015 Bronte Dahms
Jan 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 18, 2015 Michelle Reyes
Jan 17, 2015 Becky Moore Fighting for my grandson who has autism.
Jan 17, 2015 Joy Lynch They are sweet and deserve all the rights of any human. there is no true reason for discrimination
Jan 17, 2015 Rosanna Yance
Jan 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 16, 2015 brett ewald
Jan 16, 2015 Shelly Johnson Autism symptoms can not be cured in 60 visits per calendar year. All therapies are ongoing everyday, every week, of every year!!! This is really ridiculous!!!

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