Above is a letter Senator Fuschillo sent to Governor David Paterson urging him to sign autism insurance reform legislation which is currently before him for consideration. The legislation (S7000B), which Senator Fuschillo sponsored, would ensure that individuals with autism have access to important treatment and care.
Currently, individuals with autism in New York are routinely denied insurance coverage for the costs of treatment and care. Families are then forced to either spend tens of thousands of dollars out pocket to cover the costs or skip important treatment. The proposed law would require insurance companies to provide coverage for the costs of diagnosing and treating autism.