Sunday, December 7, 2008
Starla D. Darling, 27, was pregnant when she learned that her insurance coverage was about to end. She rushed to the hospital, took a medication to induce labor, and then had an emergency Casesarian section, in the hope that her Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan would pay for delivery. [...] As it turned out, the insurance company denied her claim, leaving Ms. Darling with more than $17,000 in medical bills."
Robert Pear, "When a Job Disappears, So Does the Health Care" (Dec. 7, 2008)