A House subcommittee refused to act on a bill that would require insurance companies to cover autism treatment for people under 21.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that HB1588 would have covered $36,000 a year and exempt businesses with 25 or fewer employees.
The bill went to a commerce and labor subcommittee Tuesday with and failed when no one on the subcommittee made a motion for or against it.
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce had opposed the mandate, saying it would raise the cost of insurance for small businesses and ultimately leave more people uninsured.
Posted by Sarah Rodriguez