A perfectly healthy four month old breast fed baby was turned down for health insurance coverage when the prospective provider classified him as "obsese".
he is 25 inches and 17 lbs.
here is the link.
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Answer by lovinangels at 3:19 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
wow.........that is terrible but my thought is i wonder what his parents look like?? i had a friend who was bigger, not huge but bigger and her pedi gave her the hardest time that her dd (age 4 at the time) was 2 lbs over the hundredth percentile! two pounds! but i am sure teh doc looked at my friend and her kid and assumed they had unhealthy eating habits, which was true..... sad for the baby though... but wouldn't the baby be covered by moms insurance since birth... i had a child who died of a kidney issue at 23 days, if they could refuse that baby under pre-existing conditions, my child could easily be excluded too, being that he was born with the issues. but i have good insurance and didnt pay a penny....
Answer by AmaliaD at 3:25 PM on Oct. 12, 2009