Tuesday, April 12, 2011

California Autism Insurance Reform Bill

AB 171 will have its first hearing on Tuesday, April 26th at 1:30 pm.

Call your Assemblymember and ask them to co-author AB 171 and ask them to speak with their colleagues on the Assembly Health Committee and encourage them to support AB 171 and vote YES when it is called for a vote, if they are not already a co-author of the bill.

Find your assemblymember here

If you aren't sure of what to say, this will get you started:

"Hi. My name is (NAME) and I live at (ADDRESS) in your district. I am calling to ask Assemblymember (NAME) to co-author AB 171, the autism insurance reform bill, and ask for the favor of asking their colleagues on the Assembly Health Committee to join them and support the bill by voting YES when it comes to a vote. Not only will this bill provide the children of California with appropriate health care coverage for the treatments and therapies they need but it will save the state millions of dollars every year. This is very important to my own family because (STATE YOUR REASON). Thank you so much for your support."

Posting this below can help you spread the word through Facebook/Twitter as well.

"Attention CA friends and family! Help me secure healthcare coverage for my child with autism. Insurance companies in our state have consistently denied him/her with access to the therapy and treatment that he/she needs. Please register at autismvotes.org. Then help by calling your Assemblymember to ask them to co-author AB 171. Thanks so much!"

Via autismvotes.org