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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Insurance Mandate Rally in Sacramento

In Sacramento, there was a rally urging Gov. Brown to sign SB 946, the California mandate. San Francisco's KGO reports:
With no celebrities to champion their cause, families rallied at the Capitol to urge Brown to force health insurance companies to cover more autism treatments. But, they do have irresistible kids to help.

"Our kids' lives matter," said Feda Almaliti, a mother of a son with autism. "My child might not be Leonardo DiCaprio, but guess what? He's just as important."

"I don't know how much he's influenced by those big names, or little names, or medium-sized names or whatever. He studies these issues," said St. Sen. Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento.