as declared in New Mexico became the latest state to outlaw gay conversion therapy for minors after a bill banning the practice was signed into law by Republican Gov.
Gay conversion therapy is currently banned in California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Vermont and Washington DC.
Candelaria had previously described conversion therapy as a “dangerous practice” and called those who provide such therapy as “snake oil peddlers.”
“Today’s historic action by Governor Martinez confirms that our shared commitment to protecting all children from abuse transcends party labels and ideological differences,” Candelaria stated, according to Pink News.
A bill to require insurance coverage for autism therapy passed out of committee today
A bill to require insurance coverage for autism therapy passed out of committee today, sending it on to the state house for a full vote.
The cost to consumers has emerged as a huge sticking point in the debate over autism coverage.
Because so many children with autism cannot access insurance coverage for therapy, they may go untreated until they enter public school, Walker said.
Parents without insurance coverage often struggle to afford therapy bills that can easily top $1,000 a month.
The measure now requires the Alabama Medicaid Agency to provide applied behavior therapy to children covered under the program for low-income families.
referring to A bill mandating insurance coverage for autism therapy for children, has cleared another hurdle.
This is years of back and forth with the house insurance committee, to get this bill approved.
Bama Hager program director with the Autism Society of Alabama said children in Alabama are being left behind because they don’t receive the therapy children in other states do.
Parents are spending about $1,800 a month out of pocket to provide the proper therapy, that’s around $60,000 a year, if not more.
Well unfortunately for many parents with children dealing with autism, that’s their reality.
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