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TV AD Blitz Calling on Governor Brewer to Veto Misguided Arizona Legislation to Repeal Autism Insurance Law

Autism Speaks has announced a major, intensive two-day TV ad campaign, running April 19-20, that will call on Governor Jan Brewer to veto a misguided bill that would repeal enacted autism insurance reform legislation and force hundreds of Arizona families to once again pay tens of thousands of dollars a year out-of-pocket for critical autism diagnoses and treatments –– even though they already have health insurance coverage.

“Neighbors,” will run nearly 200 times over two days on Phoenix’s network TV affiliate stations – KNXV-TV (ABC), KPHO-TV (CBS), KSAZ-TV (FOX) and KPNX-TV (NBC). The ads juxtapose two families who have a child with autism – one of whom is getting the treatments he needs because his parents’ insurance company covers his therapies, and another who isn’t because his insurer is not required to provide coverage. The ad calls on viewers to call Governor Brewer and urge her to veto the bill.

For more information, please visit Autism Votes

  1. April 19, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Altho I live in another state, I DID call Governor Brewer’s office 2 request she veto the legislation 2 make Arizona the 1st state 2 repeal autism insurance reform legislation. While states R trying 2 pass laws 2 make autism insurance AVAILABLE, the public can’t hav states REPEALING laws which were so hard 2 pass in the 1st place…

  2. Yolanda Riefler
    April 19, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Thank you for getting the word out here in Arizona.

  3. ELizabeth Rojas
    April 19, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Governor Jan Brewer,
    Please veto a misguided bill that would repeal enacted autism insurance reform legislation and force hundreds of Arizona families to once again pay tens of thousands of dollars a year out-of-pocket for critical autism diagnoses and treatments –– even though they already have health insurance coverage. My Grandson Isaiah lives in Arizona and he is doing very well with therapists and his doctors. Our children need this help. Autism children are a Grace from GOD and we must do all to help them survive in this world. Please veto this misguided bill.
    A Grandmother and soon to be an Attorney who will specialize in Child Advocacy for Autistic children,
    Elizabeth Rojas
    Claremont California

  4. Montana
    April 20, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Ugh. I hope Gov. Brewer listens. (I don’t live in Arizona, so she probably wouldn’t care what I say.) Please keep us updated!

    • April 20, 2011 at 9:44 am

      PLEASE NOTE: Only Arizona residents can use the email contact, but ANYONE can PHONE to leave a message for the governor! NO ONE even ASKED WHERE I was living!! CALL!!! YOU CAN make a DIFFERENCE!!!!

  5. Alice Jackson
    April 20, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    After hearing about this I called right away. we have a 9 year old son with autism & the care he’s getting is really helping him grow. 1 in 130 children has autism in Arizona. Odds are you know someone who has it and the numbers are only getting worse.

    If this bill passes it’s just asking for state legislators to pass other laws that affect persons with disabilities.

  6. Lynn Gonzalez
    January 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I THINK IT WAS VERY RUDE OF YOU TO BE SO DISRESPECTFUL TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. WHAT A TERRIBLE LEADERSHIP YOU DISPLAY.

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