7 Health Insurance Horror Stories
Chubby baby too fat
Alex Lange, a 4-month-old, was denied health insurance because he is in the 99th percentile for height and weight for a baby his age, making him technically obese, according to pediatric guidelines.
(Some insurers consider obesity a preexisting condition for which they can limit or deny coverage, but the guidelines only apply to children ages 2 and older.)
The breast-fed infant from Colorado was born at a normal 8 1/4 pounds and grew to 17 pounds in just a few months.
After media attention, the insurance company reversed its decision and decided it would cover all healthy babies, no matter their weight.