UPDATE! : Insurance company changed their policy regarding babies in the same situation as baby Alex, and the family is now able to insure their child under their policy. Thanks to the media, and world wide bloggers for aiding in this battle!
By the numbers, Alex is in the 99th percentile for height and weight for babies his age. Insurers don't take babies above the 95th percentile, no matter how healthy they are otherwise.
"I could understand if we could control what he's eating. But he's 4 months old. He's breast-feeding. We can't put him on the Atkins diet or on a treadmill," joked his frustrated father, Bernie Lange, a part-time news anchor at KKCO-TV in Grand Junction. "There is just something absurd about denying an infant."
Really? This little boy, who is getting the best start to life, with no health conditions at all, can't be covered. Insurance companies should be JUMPING to insure babies that are breast fed because scientifically they are healthier and have less health problems or risks. But instead we are seeing insurance companies coming up with any excuse they can simply not to cover people today.
If this story is not a reason this country needs a serious health care reform, I don't know what is!