Healthy Choices

November 18, 2013

State to health insurers: Stop denying speech therapy

Patients with autism, others get access to speech therapy after California officials tell Health Net, Blue Shield, Anthem Blue Cross to quit denying the care. Health Net is fined $300,000.

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The Sacramento Bee's team of health reporters covers California health care, medicine and healthy living, with an emphasis on public health and under-served communities.

Sammy Caiola: Health care and healthy living. Reach her at or 916-321-1636. Twitter: @SammyCaiola

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