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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

This is not right

Million-dollar baby: Hawaii vacation leaves Sask. parents with massive medical bill
A Saskatchewan mother says she is facing more than $900,000 in medical bills after giving birth unexpectedly in the United States and being told the costs won’t be covered by insurance.

Jennifer Huculak was nearly six months pregnant when her water broke while on vacation in Hawaii in October 2013. After a lengthy hospital stay, Huculak’s daughter, Reece, was born prematurely and required a two-month stay in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Before her trip, Huculak said she purchased Blue Cross insurance and got the green light to travel from her doctor.
And the Canadian couple even bought insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield, only to have the claim denied. Thankfully the little girl did well considering she was born so early. But this sort of bill is staggering.

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