A key state lawmaker is pushing for insurance coverage for victims of autism. A bill requiring insurance companies to provide that coverage is currently awaiting action in the Legislature's Finance Committee.
JFC co-chair Mark Miller (D-Monona) wants to see if an agreement can be reached on the bill to get it out for a vote with lawmakers. Miller says the evidence shows early treatment for autism has a dramatic effect on the lives of those children.
Opponents claim mandating coverage will drive up insurance costs for everyone. However, supporters of the bill say other states that require coverage have seen premiums rise by less than one percent.