Trib Talk: Paying for autism treatment
Treatment for autism is expensive and many insurance plans won't cover it.
Last year, Utah lawmakers set up a trial "lottery" where 270 children with autism would be provided treatment through Medicaid. This year, a proposal making its way through the Legislature would make the program permanent.
On Monday at 12:15 p.m. at sltrib.com, Rep. Ronda Menlove, Jon Owen with Utah Autism Coalition, Kelly Atkinson with Utah Insurance Association and Tribune health reporter Kirsten Stewart join Jennifer Napier-Pearce for a live Trib Talk video chat about the autism lottery and the prospect of requiring insurers to cover treatment for the disorder that affects one in 47 Utah kids.