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Autism Speaks Calls on the National Community to Join Michigan Lt. Governor-Elect Brian Calley to “No Longer Remain Silent” on Autism Insurance Reform

Autism Speaks Calls on the National Community to Join Michigan Lt. Governor-Elect Brian Calley to “No Longer Remain Silent” on Autism Insurance Reform

Nation, families in Michigan need your help today to get autism insurance reform passed before the end of their session and to become the 24th state to pass this legislation.  After four years, Michigan stands poised to finally join nearly half of the country in passing autism insurance reform legislation. The House has already passed the bill, but the State Senate must take up this issue before the end of the legislative session this week.

We are asking the national autism community to come together in support of this effort on behalf of Michigan families by taking just five minutes to call Michigan State Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop at (517) 373-2417. Urge him to please bring autism insurance reform to the floor for a vote before the end of the legislative session.

Michigan Lt. Governor-Elect Brian Calley and father of a daughter with autism has been an outspoken supporter of the autism insurance reform effort in the state. Watch his video and share it with friends across the country.  Together we can join Lt. Governor-Elect Calley in saying “We will no longer remain silent.”

For more information visit www.autismvotes.org/michigan.

 

  1. November 29, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Phone call made! Receptionist said she would add me 2 the request list which is MANY HUNDREDS LONG!! TY 2 ALL who took the minute 2 call!!!

  2. Dadvocate
    November 29, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    For those in MI (or elsewhere) who may not be aware of the process of getting insurance legislation passed, opposition is real, very well organized and funded by folks in the insurance industry and the Chamber of Commerce, as well as the “Think Tanks” they support. One of the latter in Michigan just produced a “fact lite” piece on Michigan’s autism insurance reform bill: “Just Keep Saying ‘No’ to Costly State Insurance Mandates. By Jack McHugh”

    http://www.mackinac.org/14080

    This particular piece, rather than inform, tries to scare readers by identifying ABA as “new” and “speculative” as well as studiously avoiding easily obtainable facts about the cost of this particular mandate. The author prefers to rile up his audience with an out of context quote about “mandates increasing health care costs…20-50%”. It almost laughable in it’s naivete but more likely it’s disingenuous by design.

    Please encourage your State legisators in Michigan to study the real facts about autism insurance reform, rather than listen to the folks who want insurers to continue to be able to discriminate against our kids.

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