March 26, 2010
Life is Also a Pre-existing Condition

Another death panel story, this one from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

At birth, Houston Tracy let out a single loud cry before his father cut the cord and handed him to a nurse.

Instantly, Doug Tracy knew something was wrong with his son.

“He wasn’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…


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at March 26, 2010 12:10 PM
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If this family is paying for family coverage then presumably all the children are covered. Why would it be necessary to "apply" for coverage for an additional child? Maybe the government can start bringing RICO claims and criminal convictions against these (individuals) companies with the new law in place. After all, these denials are being done so the heads of these fraudulent insurance operations can keep pulling in their hundred million dollar salaries or better stated their "share of the take". These prosecutions should apply to all the high drawing "share of the take" guys who run these crooked modern day rackets.

Posted by: Buck on March 26, 2010 3:31 PM
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