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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: 2,524
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

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.
Sep 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) My cousin is autistic. I want him to have all opportunities of any other adult. He is working age now. Please don't discriminate.
Sep 27, 2015 Pamela Edwards
Sep 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) My son was retired, and i belive in fair insueance for everyone. don't discrimiate.
Sep 27, 2015 jeanette mack These families need a great deal more support , we should be finding ways to support them more rather than cuts, after all these same children are our future!!
Sep 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) These youngsters have high needs and deserve adequate health care coverage. In my 43 years of practice as an occupational therapist, I have seen children and their families devastated by this affliction. Please give your support.
Sep 27, 2015 Diane Daniel
Sep 27, 2015 Kathleen Rehme
Sep 27, 2015 James Bland People who are autistic and their families need help living as full a life as possible. And they deserve health insurance coverage also.
Sep 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 27, 2015 Rose Thompson
Sep 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 27, 2015 Jessica Hubis
Sep 27, 2015 karen azoulay
Sep 27, 2015 Katherine laird
Sep 27, 2015 amanda moyer
Sep 27, 2015 Tara Giarratano
Sep 27, 2015 Trishia Mathis You are hurting families when you make things difficult and won't cover therapies that could possibly help someone with autism and their families!! Take the time and hear us truly listen!!
Sep 27, 2015 Chamisa White
Sep 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 27, 2015 Kathy Raan

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