OPINION: N.C. needs to improve its insurance for autism

Bridget Mora, a chapter Board Member of the Autism Society of North Carolina, writes in the Charlotte Observer:

The Autism Society of North Carolina’s annual conference, the largest autism gathering in the state, takes place in Charlotte tomorrow and Friday…

According to the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, the rate of autism in North Carolina is 1 in 97, above the national rate of one in 110. Yet North Carolina lags behind 29 other states in the U.S. that have already passed autism insurance reform laws.

It is time for the North Carolina legislature to follow the lead of neighboring states like South Carolina and Virginia, and pass the autism insurance reform bills which are languishing in committees (House Bill 826 and Senate Bill 115).

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