For Autism in Adulthood, Insurance Coverage is Problematic

Adult with autism
Adult with autism
For families with adult children with autism, getting insurance coverage for treatments is increasingly difficult due to insurer age caps.

This article from Kaiser Health News discusses the difficulties that families with adult children with autism face when they age out of insurance coverage.

Many states have mandates that require insurers to cover this therapy, but they typically have age caps ranging from 17 to 21, says Katie Keith, research director at the Trimpa Group. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently announced that all Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs for low-income families must cover comprehensive autism treatment for kids until they’re 21.

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