advertisement

Autism insurance bill hung up in Missoui Legislature

Thursday, April 2, 2009 | 3:45 p.m. CDT; updated 4:17 p.m. CDT, Thursday, April 2, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY — Legislation to require insurance coverage of autism suffers a setback that diminishes its chances of passage this year.

The Republican-led House Rules Committee on Thursday refused to send the bill to the House floor for debate, instead referring it back to its originating committee.

Democrats decried the move, especially since Thursday was World Autism Awareness Day.

Insurance companies have opposed the legislation, saying it could drive up the costs of premiums for everyone.

House Speaker Ron Richard says the bill lacks consensus and he may need to appoint a special committee to study the issue after the legislative session ends in May.

Senators endorsed their own version of an autism insurance bill last month, but that bill is also hung up in a committee.

 


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements