Parents plead for laws requiring insurance companies to cover autism

02/20/2008 | Detroit News, The

Bob and Shannon Gougeon have amassed $100,000 in debt for therapies for their son Travis, who has autism, and they don't want other families to face the same hardships: "It's going to take years and years and years to dig out of the hole we've put ourselves in. But how do you put a price on your child?" said Bob Gougeon. Critics fear such laws would cause health-insurance costs to climb as much as 45%.

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