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Bearing the costs of helping kids adjust to chronic illnesses




A child with severe asthma uses a respirator to breathe.
A child with severe asthma uses a respirator to breathe.
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Children with conditions like asthma, Down syndrome, and diabetes need all sorts of support services to thrive, not just survive. But many of these services are not strictly medical.

As the Affordable Care Act takes shape in California, embracing hundreds of thousands of children with special needs, the insurance industry is bracing for a battle.  The California Report's Elaine Korry has the story.