Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Healthy 4-Month Old Infant Denied Health Care Insurance Because Of His Size

Alex Lange, infant son of a Grand Junction, CO TV news anchor, was denied coverage by his family's insurance company, Rocky Mountain Health Plans, only because the baby's height and weight put him in the 99 percentile of his age group.  The baby's father says that Alex is breast-fed only.  "We can't put him on the Atkins diet or on a treadmill," said his father.

After the denial was made public the insurance company quickly reversed their position and said that they have modified their guidelines so that this will not recur.

Call me a cynic if you will but I suspect that Baby Alex would still be without coverage if his father wasn't a TV news anchor with the ability to broadcast the insurance company's denial across Colorado.

If you are one of those "folks" who still believes that health care reform is an un-American assault on your freedom for the benefit of the undeserving or a socialist take-over of a benevolent insurance industry, think about Alex Lange and then think again about your opinion of reform.

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1 comment:

Kansas Bob said...

Saw that on the news.. pretty outrageous.