Parents, advocates are divided over N.Y. autism-insurance bill

A group of New York state families whose children have autism are calling on Gov. David Paterson to veto an autism-insurance bill because they say it contains language that could allow insurers to exclude coverage for some speech, occupational and physical therapies. Officials with the advocacy group Autism Speaks, however, are urging the governor to endorse the bill, which one official says represents "a huge step forward."

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