How Hard Can it be to get a Newborn Health Insurance?

June 21, 2016

In this week’s article, Atlantic writer Ester Bloom describes how difficult it can be to get health insurance coverage for a newborn baby, from personal experience. Bloom describes the bureaucratic red tape that would have left her newly arrived child without health insurance coverage for over a month, had she not been willing to pay (steeply) out of pocket. Despite obvious literacy with the health insurance system, the author was unable to obtain proper coverage from New York state health insurance exchanges, Child Health Plus, or the author’s own health insurance company.

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