Governor Doyle wants autism covered by health insurance. The governor included language requiring such coverage in his state budget , a move opposed by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, and some Republicans in the state legislature, alleging that would drive up premiums. Doyle says there's no evidence for that, and says he'll continue to push for the provision, as the budget works its way through the conference committee process. He insists the insurance coverage could make a difference, noting that Wisconsin already spends more on autism treatment than any other state, but still fails to get help to every family that needs it. The governor attended a rally in Milwaukee Tuesday, attended by autistic kids, their families, teachers and caregivers.

AUDIO: Bob Hague reports (:65 MP3)

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