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WBTV Reports on NC Families Fighting for Insurance Reform

April 04, 2013

CHARLOTTE (April 4, 2013) -- WBTV reports on the introduction of North Carolina's new autism insurance reform bill through the eyes of parent advocates.

Bob D'Amelio recalls being advised by friends to put their newly diagnosed son, Christopher, "in a home" and have more children. Instead, he and is wife spent over $100,000 out-of-pocket to get Christopher the help they needed. Now they are fighting to get more North Carolina parents the help they need through legislation requiring state-regulated insurers to cover the diagnosis and treatment of autism.