Group seeks reforms for autism insurance coverage -

Group seeks reforms for autism insurance coverage

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) -- A large crowd has turned out for a rally to support a bill that would require insurance companies to pick up more costs for autism care.

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Organizers said about 2,000 people attended the rally Sunday afternoon at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in the St. Louis suburb of O'Fallon. It brought together a diverse group that included former baseball star Darryl Strawberry, who now lives outside St. Louis and founded a nonprofit to help autistic children.

Two members of the Missouri Senate -- Republicans Eric Schmitt and Scott Rupp -- also attended. Rupp and Schmitt argue that families should have better insurance coverage for treatment related to neurobiological disorders.

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