Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Senate has passed legislation requiring group insurance plans regulated by the state to cover autism treatment.
The Senate bill would mandate that companies cover up to $55,000 a year for treatment of autism patients younger than 21.
GOP Senator Scott Rupp of St. Charles County sponsored the legislation.
"We're doing our job in the state, the families are doing their job, the schools are doing their job," Rupp told lawmakers. "When, insurance industry, are you going to start doing yours?!?"