But children (eventually) grow up, and of course face additional - albeit different - challenges:
"It’s getting easier for parents of young children with autism to get insurers to cover a pricey treatment called applied behavioral analysis. Once kids turn 21, however, it’s a different ballgame entirely."
Seems that, once you hit that magical age of 21 [ed: Wait, what? According to the ObamaTax you're still a toddler at age 26], those mandates mostly fall off, leaving young adults without coverage. It should be noted that such coverage isn't "free:" its cost (as with every mandated benefit) is built into our ever-increasing premiums.
But it seems to me that, if we're going to pay for life-style choices (*cough*