Chunky baby denied health insurance

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Isobel - posted on 10/13/2009

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I wouldn't give up our autumn for anything in the whole big, fat, wide world :)

Amie - posted on 10/13/2009

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Quoting Laura:



Quoting Amie:




Quoting Mary:

What complete and utter crap...not only this HEALTHY baby being denied coverage, but these NICU babies as well. Pre-existing condition my ass - I think that is a phrase worse than every obscenity known to mankind. This insanity NEEDs to stop NOW...and insurance companies should be made to reimburse the parents and Medicaid for every bogus denial such as these. It infuriates me that so many morons in this country cannot see how desperate and dysfunctional the state of our healthcare system is. I'm starting to seriously consider becoming Amie's newest neighbor!







Be glad to have ya! LOL!









enjoy your prairie winters ladies...Toronto's the place to be ;P (haven't you heard? we're the centre of the universe) lol






 






I wanna be Jenny's neighbour





I would rather have the dry cold than sticky wet snow.



I would rather have the dry summer's than the humidity out there.



I would rather have the wide open spaces and beautiful sunsets.



B.C. on the other hand is beautiful but your roads are scary as shit. I'll stay out here with my nice flat wide roads. =P



 



I visit, good 'nuff. LOL!



 



Saskatchewanian forever. =D

Jenny - posted on 10/13/2009

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You won't like it in the fall. We sit under a big gray cloud until May. Boo. But the ski hill is an hour away if you need some sun. And we have free healthcare when you break a leg on the hill!

Isobel - posted on 10/13/2009

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Quoting Amie:



Quoting Mary:

What complete and utter crap...not only this HEALTHY baby being denied coverage, but these NICU babies as well. Pre-existing condition my ass - I think that is a phrase worse than every obscenity known to mankind. This insanity NEEDs to stop NOW...and insurance companies should be made to reimburse the parents and Medicaid for every bogus denial such as these. It infuriates me that so many morons in this country cannot see how desperate and dysfunctional the state of our healthcare system is. I'm starting to seriously consider becoming Amie's newest neighbor!





Be glad to have ya! LOL!





enjoy your prairie winters ladies...Toronto's the place to be ;P (haven't you heard? we're the centre of the universe) lol



 



I wanna be Jenny's neighbour

Jodi - posted on 10/13/2009

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I just read that the insurance company in this instance backed down today and decided that obesity would no longer be considered a pre-existing condition in overweight children.

Jenny - posted on 10/12/2009

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Can anyone tell me why torch bearing mobs aren't outside insurance companies demanding your money back from these leeches?

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Quoting Mary:

What complete and utter crap...not only this HEALTHY baby being denied coverage, but these NICU babies as well. Pre-existing condition my ass - I think that is a phrase worse than every obscenity known to mankind. This insanity NEEDs to stop NOW...and insurance companies should be made to reimburse the parents and Medicaid for every bogus denial such as these. It infuriates me that so many morons in this country cannot see how desperate and dysfunctional the state of our healthcare system is. I'm starting to seriously consider becoming Amie's newest neighbor!



It's definitely ridiculous. And it's even more ridiculous that there are a whole lot of people who claim that we don't need health care reform in America.

?? - posted on 10/12/2009

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This is so wrong. Brutal and wrong. My son has always been between the 80 and 100 percentile. 6lbs 14oz @ birth and had doubled that in 6 weeks. 12lbs & 14oz @ 6 week check up. 16lbs 7oz @ 3 months... 22lbs @ 6 months... 25lbs @ 7 months... went down to 21lbs between 7 months and 9 months when he started crawling and walkin around furniture and is now 28lbs & 31.5 inches tall @ 11.5 months. But he is SOLID not fat and has always been solid with a bit of a chubba butt but by no means OBESE.

Amie - posted on 10/12/2009

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Quoting Mary:

What complete and utter crap...not only this HEALTHY baby being denied coverage, but these NICU babies as well. Pre-existing condition my ass - I think that is a phrase worse than every obscenity known to mankind. This insanity NEEDs to stop NOW...and insurance companies should be made to reimburse the parents and Medicaid for every bogus denial such as these. It infuriates me that so many morons in this country cannot see how desperate and dysfunctional the state of our healthcare system is. I'm starting to seriously consider becoming Amie's newest neighbor!


Be glad to have ya! LOL!

JL - posted on 10/12/2009

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I have to add that I am thankful this was not the case with my health care insurance provider because my oldest was over the 95th percentile for the first year. She is now tall and skinny but as a baby she was a little chubbster. It irritates me that she would have been considered obese. Most babies are little rolls of fat especially when they are large babies at birth. Most thin out once they start walking and become active. What a load of BS.

JL - posted on 10/12/2009

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The fact is that women in the United States have more trouble getting health care coverage then men. Having had a baby is considered by some insurance companies as a pre-existing condition. Having been an abusive relationship is considered by some as a pre-existing condition. Many health insurance companies will cover a mammagram but only after age 35. If you have a history of breast cancer in your family and your doctor recommends you start having mammagrams early... good luck fighting your insurance. Try needing an vaginal orthoscopic procedure done every year as a preventive measure for cervical cancer..getting those covered can be exaperating if you are not over age 35.



Most insurance companies will cover Viagra prescriptions yet there are some that will not cover Birth control prescriptions. Most insurance companies will allow for only one ultrasound during a pregnancy. If you need any additional you better have a good OBGYN who is willing to bypass the rules and fight for your right to have another. I know I was authorized one ultrasound but because of complications by doctor wanted me to have several and he had to stick it to my insurance company in order for me to have the additional ultrasounds covered. And dental care..well half the time that coverage is a joke if you require anything other than the average cleaning and fillings. Thankfully I have great teeth but I have seen freinds go through hell trying to get root canals fully covered.





Denying a child any type of medical coverage is just SICK!

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Wow.... so wrong. If I'm reading that article right, my son actually had that baby beat by about 3 lbs at his 4 month check. I can't even imagine how the insurance company can try to justify that.

Jocelyn - posted on 10/12/2009

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My god, that is just horrible.
Fucking idiots running the insurance company (excuse my french). It's a god damn baby!!!! Get over yourselves.

Christa - posted on 10/12/2009

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This is ridiculous and the scary thing for me is this is my health insurance company and I'm pregnant. I hope this baby is a skinny minny like my first or I'm in trouble.

Mary - posted on 10/12/2009

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What complete and utter crap...not only this HEALTHY baby being denied coverage, but these NICU babies as well. Pre-existing condition my ass - I think that is a phrase worse than every obscenity known to mankind. This insanity NEEDs to stop NOW...and insurance companies should be made to reimburse the parents and Medicaid for every bogus denial such as these. It infuriates me that so many morons in this country cannot see how desperate and dysfunctional the state of our healthcare system is. I'm starting to seriously consider becoming Amie's newest neighbor!

Amie - posted on 10/12/2009

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O. M. G.

That is so not right. No matter how you look at it.

If I lived in the states not a single one of my kids would have coverage. Not a single one of them fell below the 95th percentile, their height even corresponded with their weight in that aspect so they were big kids. They were hardly obese and to this day are now slim kids. Well except our baby and toddler, their still shedding the pounds each day as they move more and more.

Ridiculous. Reform needs to happen now. Seriously.

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It was the same way for us, Lindsay. We ended up putting our son on Medicaid because he was under the weight limit at birth to automatically qualify. But Blue Cross/Blue Shield told us that he had a "pre-exising condition" when enrolled, so they would not cover his 5 week NICU stay, although we coudn't enroll him until he was born and he went straight from delivery to the NICU. We could've fought it, I'm sure, but we were lucky enough that he qualified for Medicaid-because even with insurance coverage, the remaining part of the medical bills would've been insane.



I was also reading an article the other day stating that in 8 states and D.C. insurance companies are allowed to (and sometimes do) deny coverage to victims of abuse, as they are more likely than other people to end up in the ER. It's awful.

Lindsay - posted on 10/11/2009

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That is so wrong! I had a friend that developed pre-eclampsia in her 26th week and had to deliver her little boy. He weighed in all of 1 lb 12oz and was 12 in long. He was small but he thrived in the NICU and beyond. In fact, he had no problems at all other than his small size. She had to get multiple statements from his pediatrician stating that he was no longer high risk. I don't know a lot of the details but I know she went through hell just to keep him insured. Sometimes you have to wonder if these people even have a beating heart....

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