Gov. Kasich’s Autism Insurance Directive To Begin January 2014

Governor John Kasich's directive adds autism services to the Essential Health Benefits package for plans in Ohio as provided under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Ohio could designate what must be included in the habilitative services category of the “essential health benefits” package and this Directive specifies that treatments for autism be included.  Services include speech, occupational therapy, clinical therapeutic intervention including ABA, counseling and assessments. 

Attached is a FAQ about who has access to this autism benefit package: provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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