Newborn Denied Insurance Due to Pre-Existing Condition

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“He wasn’t t turning pink fast enough,” Tracy said. “When they listened to his chest, they realized he had an issue.” That turned out to be d-transposition of the great arteries, a defect in which the two major vessels that carry blood away from the heart are reversed. The condition causes babies to turn blue. Surgery would correct it, but within days of Houston’s birth March 15, Tracy learned that his application for health insurance to cover his son had been denied. The reason: a pre-existing condition. “How can he have a pre-existing condition if the baby didn’t exist until now?” Tracy asked.

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