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Lawmakers, Insurers Battle over Coverage for Autism
The Bay Citizen

When Elliott Epstein was diagnosed with autism three years ago, his parents’ biggest challenge wasn’t finding treatment. It was finding a way to pay for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills.

“We call Elliott our ‘little house,’” Elliott’s father, Kevin Epstein, said with a laugh, explaining that he and his wife paid out of pocket for their son’s treatment with money they’d saved for their first home. “It takes every penny you have, and every penny you don’t have.”