Navigation Links
Parents of Autistic Children Fight Back -- Warn HMO Regulator Against Siding With Insurers Refusing to Pay for Treatment
Date:2/25/2009

Kaiser, Blue Cross and Other Health Insurers Illegally Deny Treatment to Autistic Children, Says Consumer Watchdog

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents of autistic children and their families joined Consumer Watchdog today in warning California regulators not to side with health insurance companies that are scheming to avoid paying for autism treatment that is required by state law.

Consumer Watchdog released a letter to the California Department of Managed Health Care warning that it would meet any action to limit such coverage with a court challenge. Regulators must abide by the clear provisions of California law, which requires insurers to cover all medically necessary treatments. Download the letter at: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/resources/DMHCLetterAutism.pdf.

In the letter to the Department of Managed Health Care, Consumer Watchdog's founder Harvey Rosenfield and litigation director Pam Pressley wrote:

"It is your responsibility to enforce the laws of the state of California as written, and, to that end, to resist and reject pressure from the health care industry seeking to evade those laws. Millions of Californians, including those stricken by autism, and their parents and caregivers, expect no less of you and your staff. Should you fail to perform your duties in this regard, we intend to hold you accountable in the courts."

A recent report from the U.S. Surgeon General concluded that "thirty years of research demonstrated the efficacy" of certain treatments for autistic children. Until very recently, California regulators have ordered insurers to provide the proven treatments.

However, according to a February 12, 2009 report in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the DMHC is being pressured by industry lobbyists -- and possi
'/>"/>

SOURCE Consumer Watchdog
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Parents of Autistic Children Fight Back - Warn HMO Regulator Against Siding with Insurers Refusing to Pay for Treatment
2. The Renfrew Center Foundation Partners with 2008 Miss America Kirsten Haglund and Her Mom, Iora Haglund, to Empower Parents to Fight Eating Disorders
3. Parents of Autistic Children Fight Back - Warn HMO Regulator Against Changing Rules to Favor Insurers That Deny Access to Medical Treatment
4. If Parents Had Alzheimers, Aging May Come Early
5. Video: Ear Infections Spark Online Conversations Among Concerned Parents
6. Parents and Advocates Label Todays Vaccine Court Rulings Insincere and Politically Driven, Says National Autism Association
7. Parents avoid pregnancy rather than face testing choices
8. New factor in teen obesity: Parents
9. Maximum Potential Offers Affordable Training Course for Parents of Children with Autism
10. Video: Most Parents and Caregivers Unaware Their Best Intentions May Be Fostering Tooth Decay in Children
11. Dr. Molly Gunsaulis Offers Parents the Chance to Ensure Their Child's Future Health by Saving Stem Cells from Baby Teeth
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... ... Brands like Toppik , Eau Thermale Avene and Bliss are now available ... $49.00 was required to qualify for free standard shipping,” said Jennifer Ramirez, the public ... regardless of the item’s selling price.” , With competitive pricing in the e-commerce market ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... ProDrop Particles includes over 40 particle backdrops ... seconds of unique footage that users can shrink and stretch in the Final Cut ... Users can customize color, brightness, scale, speed, range, and flare attributes with intuitive controls ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... Hamstring strain have ... soft tissue manipulation. Platelet rich plasma injections also have mixed results. Building ... treatment outcomes. This localized treatment seems to address the symptoms and does ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... ... freely market and sell Arterosil and Arterosil HP, and that all claims and ... sued Vascular Health Sciences, LLC (VHS) in the United States District Court for ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Madre, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 ... ... solutions to wound center management, Decatur County Memorial Hospital recently transitioned management companies ... model of Wound Center Management for their outpatient wound center. , Transitioning ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:TheBeautyPlace.com Discounts Shipping on Select Brands 2Health News:FCPX Effects Developer, Pixel Film Studios, Releases ProDrop Particles. 2Health News:NEW APPROACH for Treatment of Recurrent Hamstring Strains and Hamstring Tendinosis is Available for the First Time in NYC 2Health News:NEW APPROACH for Treatment of Recurrent Hamstring Strains and Hamstring Tendinosis is Available for the First Time in NYC 3Health News:Decatur County Memorial Hospital Transitions Wound Center Management To Wound Care Advantage and the Luvo Operating System 2Health News:Decatur County Memorial Hospital Transitions Wound Center Management To Wound Care Advantage and the Luvo Operating System 3Health News:Decatur County Memorial Hospital Transitions Wound Center Management To Wound Care Advantage and the Luvo Operating System 4
... 21 (HealthDay News) -- Physically unfit men who do heavy ... a new study says. It also found that income ... socioeconomic levels are more likely to have lifestyle risk factors ... in lower and higher socioeconomic levels. Thirty percent of the ...
... Ill. -- Many premature infants suffer a life-threatening ... a Loyola University Medical Center study has identified a ... blood type who develop NEC are nearly three times ... other blood types., The finding suggests that a simple ...
... A team of University of Missouri researchers have found that ... the severity of the disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) ... "When we introduced synthetic RNA into mice that carry ... lowered," said Chris Lorson, researcher at the Bond Life Sciences ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- ... Monday issued new recommendations on breast cancer screening, and ... a U.S. governmental panel. As the U.S. Preventive ... government-appointed Canadian panel of experts is also suggesting that ...
... (HealthDay News) -- ,Death rates for U.S. patients with throat and ... The finding comes from an analysis of National Center for ... 25 to 64, in 26 states. The researchers also ... throat (pharynx) cancers were among black patients with at least 12 ...
... , MONDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Young ... death decades later, according to a new study. High ... disease and stroke but most of the evidence supporting this ... For this investigation of the long-term impact of elevated ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Life-threatening condition in preemies linked to blood type 2Health News:New Canadian Guidelines Also Support No Routine Mammograms Until 50 2Health News:New Canadian Guidelines Also Support No Routine Mammograms Until 50 3Health News:Fewer Dying in U.S. From Throat, Mouth Cancer, Study Finds 2Health News:Hypertension in Young Adulthood May Mean Trouble Later On 2
(Date:8/28/2015)... DUBLIN , Aug. 28, 2015 ... announced the addition of the "Investigation Report on ... Tobramycin is a traditional antibiotic whose eye ... for the treatment of potential infection or inflammation caused ... China are able to produce tobramycin, ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... -- Research and Markets ( ... "Investigation Report on China,s Quetiapine Market, 2010-2019" ... by AstraZeneca plc, quetiapine (under the trade name ... treatment of schizophrenia. Approved by CFDA to treat ... Catalogue of Drugs for the Basic National Medical ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sqh7xc/investigation ) ... on China,s Ranibizumab Market, 2012-2019" report to their ... by CFDA to treat wet age- related macular degeneration ... Novartis, is available in the Chinese market. However, in ... the treatment of wet AMD in China ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Investigation Report on China's Tobramycin Market, 2015-2019 2China Quetiapine Market Investigation Report 2010-2019 2Investigation Report on China's Ranibizumab Market, 2012-2019 2
... Dissectron ultrasonic aspirator, ... ultrasonic surgical aspirator for ... of tissue available only ... Gathers in a very ...
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Deflected large type, opening width 7.0 mm and length 7.5 mm....
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Deflected large type, opening width 8.0 mm and length 5 mm....
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Deflected large type, opening width 8.0 mm and length 5 mm....
Medicine Products: