You mean like they've been doing right? I'm a Conservative. I almost always vote for the Republican candidate. But the market isn't even coming close to handling this problem as is. Look at Indiana for example. They're light years of ahead of us when it comes to solving some of the problems that face these kids. Do you realize that insurance companies currently pay $0 (yes...not a single cent) for autism therapy? How in your mind is that "working?"
It's ironic because as conservative as I've been my entire life this is the first time that I can honestly say that my livelihood and the survival of our family depended on what our government (regardless of level) decided. It's been an eye opener for both my wife and I. It's funny how you hold a hard line until it's something that directly impacts you. Fortunately for yourself, you haven't been confronted with this problem otherwise I'm certain that you would beat to a different tune.
I voted for Joe Hune who represents my district. He's played the "anti-mandate" card and is everything that I've defended over the last decade. After going through this experience, I can assure you I won't make the same mistake twice. Unless you're a family with nearly unlimited funds, your child up until now hasn't had the opportunity to receive any treatment for autism in this state. My wife and I both work and are just a hair shy of the 28% tax bracket. Unfortunately we don't have $50K in cash to spend so that our son can get the proven therapy that will likely help him becoming a contributing member of society himself. I apologize for being such a burden to the system that we've been paying into (and continue to do so) for the past 20+ years.