Larson to discuss autism legislation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Larson is meeting with military families who have children with autism to discuss legislation that would ensure health care coverage for autism treatments.

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the annual defense authorization bill. It includes a provision requiring TRICARE, the military health care program, to no longer cap certain behavioral health treatments for dependents of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps members and retirees.

Larson said the legislation was inspired by a Manchester mother, Rachel Kenyon, the wife of a Connecticut National Guard sergeant major and mother of two, who brought the coverage gap in TRICARE to his attention.

Larson is holding an informational session on Tuesday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford about the legislation, which still needs Senate approval.

Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Political Pulse

Did you like this article? Vote it up or down! And don't forget to add your comments below!

Like It
Don't Like It


We welcome your thoughtful comments. Be the first to participate in the discussion. All comments will display your username and avatar.


Add a Comment

Sign in or join now to post a comment. All comments will display your username and avatar.


Connecticut (change)

Connecticut has 169 cities and towns, which serve as the fundamental local political subdivision of the state. Connecticut is the 5th of the original thirteen United States.
Offices & Officials

Governor: Dan Malloy
Lieutenant Governor: Nancy Wyman
Attorney General: George Jepsen
State Treasurer: Denise L. Nappier

Contacting the White House and Congress

Click the links below to get in touch with your elected officials.