Both the Georgia House and Senate have been passing bills originating in their respective chambers, preparing for Crossover Day on Monday. In the Senate, Senate Bill 397 passed by a vote of 51 to nothing.
If passed in the House and signed into law, the bill would require insurers to provide coverage of autism spectrum disorders for children up to six years old. Georgia would become the 37th state to provide some form of autism insurance coverage.
Roswell Senator John Albers, who introduced similar legislation last year, is a strong proponent of autism insurance coverage. In a statement, he said,
Senate Bill 397 is a step in the right direction toward providing children like Ava Bullard with the appropriate care and treatment. The majority of states already have a funding mechanism in place for Autism; therefore, the adoption of this bill is crucial to making Georgia a more attractive destination for both businesses and families.
We are on the right side of ‘right’ and building treasures in heaven with this bill.