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Parents win cleft palate insurance coverage
Thomas Chappuis of Sharon and Adrianne Musto of Mansfield led a grass-roots battle to require insurance companies to provide coverage for children born with cleft palates and cleft lips. That law goes into effect Jan. 1 and will pay for medical procedures that has cost parents out of pocket, to the tune of up to $50,000 per procedure, Musto said. The eight-year battle to passage was long but “fixed something that was broken,” she said.