Posted by: Rachel Kenyon | November 27, 2012

ACTION ALERT – Gillibrand files amendment with Senate

From AutismVotes:

The Senate is about to vote on an amendment to the 2013 Defense bill that will greatly improve access to proven autism treatments for our military families. Sponsored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, the amendment will assure all military families, regardless of their duty status, have access to behavioral therapies, such as applied behavior analysis (ABA), under the military healthcare program TRICARE. Existing ABA benefits are limited and often fall short of minimum standards and prescribed levels of care placing an undue financial strain on many military families. Further, military members also face the loss of those benefits when they leave active duty, even as a result of being wounded in action. Senator Gillibrand’s amendment would end those inequities and align TRICARE policy with best practices providing the medical care our military families have earned and deserve; a similar measure has already passed the House with strong bipartisan support.  Urge your state’s Senators to vote YES when the measure comes up on the Senate floor.

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