An update from Chrissy McNair and the Autism Insurance Reform Steering committee…
First, a BIG thank you to all parents and professionals who attended the hearing last week, and to all who wrote letters! Although we didn’t quite get the turn out we were hoping for, the hearing was a HUGE success! According to the representative who was there from Autism Speaks, our hearing was the best he’s seen yet! The Senators were very engaged, asked great questions, and I think the ground work has been laid for a bill to be introduced in January.
So, here are our next steps: We are working hard to determine what Senator would be best to sponsor our bill, and on getting feedback from the Banking and Insurance Committee on how they feel we should proceed. We are working with Autism Speaks to get national data to help build our case. The Nebraska legislative session begins in January, and shortly after the session begins, we will be given another hearing date to present our case, once again, to the Committee. This time, the discussion will center around the bill we propose. WE WILL NEED YOU!!
As soon as we know the date, we will send out information letting you where and when the hearing will be. PLEASE ATTEND IF YOU CAN!
Thanks again for all your efforts!
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