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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Senate Candidate Antagonizes Autism Community

KRNV in Reno reports:
Democrats are emphasizing Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle's opposition to mandating insurance coverage for autism and pregnancy and are using a video of her at a 2009 tea party rally to hammer home their point.

In the video, released by the Nevada Democratic Party, Angle slams a recently passed Nevada mandate for insurance carriers to cover treatment for autism.

"Take off the mandates for coverage in the state of Nevada and all over the United States," Angle said. "But here you know what I'm talking about. You're paying for things you don't even need. They just passed the latest one, is everything that they want to throw at us now is covered under autism," she said, using her fingers to make quotes in the air while she said the word ‘autism.' "So that's a mandate that you have to pay for. How about maternity leave, I'm not going to have any more babies, but I sure get to pay for it on my insurance. So those are the things we want to get rid of."