A bill that would require some health insurance plans to offer coverage for autism screening and therapy is expected to be signed today by Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman.

Melissa Schop with the Autism Society of Nebraska says without this kind of coverage, families and their children would suffer.  "Bankruptcy over medical bills... others don't have access to services and their kids go without... it's really tragic, because these kids can improve," she said.

Schop adds a number of insurance plans are exempt, and only about 20% of certain state-regulated plans are covered.