Yo Baby SO Fat: Healthy Infant Deemed “Obese”, Denied Insurance
So, after the labour comes the real pain.
This is a painful time for the mother of healthy and adorable, Alex Lange.
At a healthy 14 lbs, Alex is growing fine. Healthy and happy and totally denied health insurance because he’s deemed ‘too fat’.
Because of his size, Baby Alex was turned down for health insurance, his height and weight put him in the 99th percentile according to CDC guidelines.
Kelli [his mother] says it’s ridiculous, “It’s frustrating, it’s very frustrating.”
Dr. Speedie at Rocky Mountain Health Plans says all babies are evaluated for insurance the same way. “In children it’s based on a combination of height and weight.”