just a quick recap for those that dont want to read the article... a 4 month old weighs in at 17#'s and his parents insurance company denies him coverage because of him being obese!! He was almost 9#'s when he was born and now he is considered obese. wow, I think this is ridiculous... just wanted to share and see what everyone else thought. I do think its terrible when children are obese and I normally blame the parents BUT... a 4 month old who is breastfed???? I mean seriously...
What do yall think??
Oct 12, '09
by TheCommuter, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
This spells out a sad, sad commentary about insurance companies in America. "Sad" is really not a strong enough word to describe the people who deny health coverage based on silly, trumped up reasons.
Perhaps the American public needs to weigh these bean-counters at the insurance companies and deny them their paychecks if we don't like the result...
I'll say it again: we are currently caught in a sad state of affairs when an insurance company will mess over an innocent being.
Last edit by TheCommuter on Oct 12, '09
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