Tag: Special Health Care Needs

Autism, Autistic-Like, and Health Insurance Reform

Filed in Children's Issues, State Initiatives by on October 13, 2009 2 Comments
Autism, Autistic-Like, and Health Insurance Reform

In his post Implementing Reform: Children with Special Health Care Needs, Professor John Jacobi notes that providing “health insurance” to children with special health care needs (“CSHCN”) does not ensure that their needs will be met.  Many private health insurance plans do not cover services such as occupational, physical, or speech therapy for CSHCN.  Private […]

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Implementing Reform: Children with Special Health Care Needs

Implementing Reform: Children with Special Health Care Needs

The public option took a hit on Tuesday, as the Senate Finance Committee rejected amendments adding it to the Chairman’s Mark of the Baucus bill. As I have written previously, a public plan could improve care for the most vulnerable, including those with chronic illness, who tend to struggle for appropriate care under commercial plans. […]

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