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Nationwide Medicaid Coverage for Autistic Children

    1. Yelitza Arostegui
    2. Petition by

      Yelitza Arostegui

      Dublin, OH

Nationwide all children within the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) should be eligible for the Medicaid program that provides long term care services, the eligibility should be based on their diagnose and not on the household income.

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Nationwide Medicaid Coverage for Autistic Children

Nationwide all children within the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) should be eligible for the Medicaid program that provides long term care services, the eligibility should be based on their diagnose and not on the household income.
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Sincerely,

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    1. Children within the Autism Spectrum Disorder need your help, sign now!

      Yelitza Arostegui
      Petition Organizer

      Latest studies endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Pediatrics, and other federal agencies show that 1 in every 90 children in the US has Autism, This number and the do NOT include those children diagnosed with: PDD, Asperger’s and other spectrum disorders. While the cause of autism remains unclear, current studies show genetics and environment both play a role in the autism prevalence increase. In the U.S. more children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined. Autism receives approximately 5% of the government research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases

      Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. (to learn more about it visit: autismspeaks.org)

      While there is no medical detection or known cure for autism, thousands of children have shown significant improvement resulting from early diagnosis and use of effective intervent, please sign

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    • Yeli Arostegui DUBLIN, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      You must be the change you want to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

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    • Carol Black CHANDLER, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      My cousin has autism as well as a friends daughter was recently diagnosed. It is not the children's nor the parents fault that they have autism, why should families be financially burdened compared to families with chidren not affected by this problem.

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    • marjorie pawekel NIXON, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      I have a neice with a little girl that has autism, very close too me. on how this works

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    • Chunling Liu MESA, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      It is for the children, why not? I agree the diagnose is more important than the household income.

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    • B L VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      I support your cause. If you could also take a moment to check out my cause it would be greatly appreciated! http://www.change.org/petitions/minister-of-public-safety-and-solicitor-general-increase-octips-budget-to-750000-annually-and-rehire-robin-pike

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