Dr. Meredith Blitz-Goldstein, a leader of the Verona advocacy group Children Having Individual Learning Differences (C.H.I.L.D.) was in Trenton yesterday talking to legislators about the state regulations on insurance coverage for children with autism.
According to the Star Ledger, which covered the testimony, Blitz-Goldstein told the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee that the rules are so complicated that parents of autistic children must rely on experts to decipher them. “I’m a medical doctor and the issues with coding were so involved I had to hire someone to help me,” Blitz-Goldstein is quoted as saying.
The testimony was apparently effect: At its close, Committee Chairman After Gary Schaer (D-Passaic) ordered insurance companies to change the regulations.