Many families in Virginia who expected insurance coverage have continued to pay out of pocket — if they can afford it — or forgo treatments they say could help their children. The General Assembly is taking another look at bills that could offer relief.
Quentin Tidd, a 5-year-old boy with autism, arrives home after school on a recent Thursday in Reston. The Virginia General Assembly passed a bill last year that would have assured insurance for treatment of autistic children ages 2 to 6. But the measure hit a snag, and legislators must revisit the issue before a law can go into effect. Jahi Chikwendiu/THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo