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Khn.org: Families Struggle To Find Providers Who Will Accept Low Medicaid Rates For Autism Treatment

Khn.org: Families Struggle To Find Providers Who Will Accept Low Medicaid Rates For Autism Treatment

Children end up having to wait years to get help. Families have filed a class action lawsuit against South Carolina asserting that the state is violating the law by not providing medically necessary treatment. Medicaid news comes out of Iowa and Ohio, as well.

Stateline: Children With Autism Left

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Khn.org: Viewpoints: Finance Autism Research With A Venture Capital Model; Former Addict Offers Thoughts On Opioid Epidemic

Khn.org: Viewpoints: Finance Autism Research With A Venture Capital Model; Former Addict Offers Thoughts On Opioid Epidemic

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

The Wall Street Journal: Autism Research Should Be Financed Like Venture CapitalWe still don’t know what autism is, despite decades of research and billions of dollars spent. We don’t know what causes it or how to treat it.

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Khn.org: Nowhere To Go: Young People With Severe Autism Languish In Hospitals

Khn.org: Nowhere To Go: Young People With Severe Autism Languish In Hospitals

Teenagers and young adults with severe autism are spending weeks or even months in emergency rooms and acute-care hospitals, sometimes sedated, restrained or confined to mesh-tented beds, a Kaiser Health News investigation shows.

These young people — who may shout for hours, bang their heads on walls or lash

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