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SD House requires insurers provide autism benefits

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PIERRE -- Insurance providers should cover autism spectrum disorder in South Dakota, the state House of Representatives decided Monday.

House members voted 57-12 to send HB 1257 to the Senate for consideration.

"For seven dollars a year? That's nothing. That's peanuts. We blow that out of our gas tank driving around town every day," said Rep. Charlie Hoffman, R-Eureka.

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Bob Mercer
Bob Mercer reports from the South Dakota Capitol in Pierre for The Daily Republic and other newspapers around the state.
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