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Don't remove age cap on insurance coverage for autism

HB 2577: Health insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder.

Analysis by WTVR 6-News Richmond Jan 15, 2019: Legislation introduced by Del. Robert Thomas would expand autism insurance coverage to nearly 10,000 Virginians and lift the cap that excludes those over the age of 10. Under current law, individuals with autism can get insurance only from ages 2 through 10. Autism is the only medical condition that has an age-based coverage limit. HB 2577 would eliminate the restriction. "No other health impairment including asthma, diabetes or cancer has such age limits imposed on them," Thomas said.

Legislative Outcome: Passed House 97-1-1 on Feb/5/19; State Del. Nick Freitas voted NO; Passed Senate 39-0-1 on Feb/15/19; Signed by Governor Ralph Northam on Mar/18/19.

Source: WTVR 6-News on Virginia Legislative voting records HB 2577 , Feb 5, 2019

Wants all government restrictions taken out of health care

What we need to do is remove government imposed restrictions and fees that have increased health care costs while quality and access have decreased. By allowing more competition in the market place and greater customer input into health plans, we will be able to ensure that all Virginians have access to quality health care. We have worked in the General Assembly to remove these restrictions which have been proven to help individual citizens select plans that work best for their specific needs.
Source: Culpeper Star Exponent on 2018 Virginia Senate race , Oct 26, 2017

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