Monday, November 10, 2008

Rockin' My World!


Barack Obama isn't even in office yet and he is already drafting legislation that has been a long time coming. For many years, I have only served the rich and privileged. In general, and with very few exceptions, treatment for autism is not covered by insurance companies because it is considered "unrecoverable." This has been a gross oversight on the part of the insurance companies. While it is true that those with the disorder will never be fully "cured," all who are treated make progress and if treated early enough and intensively enough, these children can go on to lead fairly normal productive lives.

This morning I was alerted that there is legislation that Barack Obama has had drafted in order to provide coverage for treatment of autism. Sounds to me like at least this promise was not an empty one, not that I expected it would be. If this piece of legislation goes through, I will no longer only treat children from wealthy families. Everyone will have fair access to the best possible treatment. In my world, this is nothing short of a miracle. Go Obama!

6 comments:

Some Guy said...

That is encouraging news!

Dale said...

That's pretty great, I hope it goes through. Gobama!

Bubs said...

Encouraging indeed. I'm getting a good feeling from what I'm seeing so far during his transition. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but I'm hopeful.

Coaster Punchman said...

Unfortunately it is not an insurance company "oversight." It is a deliberate effort not to pay out on claims. Insurance companies aren't in the business of paying claims and they will avoid it if there is any way they can. They are in the business of collecting premiums. What can we say, it's just capitalism. Which is why it is good we have leaders like Obama who will look out for us.

Grant Miller said...

Keep your finger's crossed.

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