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Cost of autism care mandate debated

For a change, we’re not going to talk politics today.

Sure, Nevada’s autism health-insurance mandate became a red-hot campaign topic in September, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., making a major issue of Republican candidate Sharron Angle’s opposition to the pending requirement.

Rather than discuss the back-and-forth between the candidates and their affiliated interest groups, though, we want to ask a simple business question: How much will that autism regulation really cost, anyway?

A big Nevada insurer who didn’t want to discuss the political hot potato on the record has crunched the numbers and found the mandate will add 2.2 percent, or about $100 a year, to Nevadans’ annual premiums.

Read more here: Cost of autism care mandate debated – News – ReviewJournal.com.

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