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Lawmakers Stage Last Minute Comeback for Autism Bill

May 2nd, 2008 by flanews

Lawmakers passed relief for parents with kids suffering from autism. A bill aimed at offering insurance coverage for autistic kids looked dead in the minutes leading up to the end of the legislative session. The bill passed the Senate, but it looked like the House wasnt going to take up the issue. In dramatic fashion Speaker of the House Marco Rubio took up the bill just moments before the 2008 legislative session ended. Governor Charlie Crist supported the bill and thanked everyone who helped the bill get through the process, including a famous Miami Quarterback.

There work was tremendous. I want to thank Dan Marino for his help too. So many people, so many Floridians, came to Floridas aid at a difficult time and Im enormously grateful to them all, said Crist.

One Hang up in the House centered on singling out autism. Rubio asked lawmakers to look at expanding coverage to children with other disabilities in the future.

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