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Push on for insurers to share autism costs

Judith Ursitti, with daughter Amy, 8, and son Jack, 5, said that ''autism crosses a line from an educational issue to a medical one.'' Judith Ursitti, with daughter Amy, 8, and son Jack, 5, said that ''autism crosses a line from an educational issue to a medical one.'' (Mark Wilson/Globe Staff)
By Erica Noonan
Globe Staff / September 16, 2008

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DOVER - Because of his severe autism, the cost of educating 5-year-old Jack Ursitti runs $100,000 a year. But unlike expenses with most medical conditions, the bills for treating him will be borne by Dover schools and the rural town's taxpayers - not his family's medical insurance. (Full article: 1122 words)

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