Omg this is horrible. Ten day old Houston Tracy is 10 days old and was born with Transposition of the Arteries:
“He was born with what’s called transposition of the great arteries. It’s heart wrenching; I hated it.” says his father Doug Tracy.
After birth, Houston was rushed to the hospital where he had life-saving surgery:
“He’s doing really good, he’s a little tough guy” said his mother.
However, now the insurance company the family uses, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, will not cover the baby’s surgery. The parents are small business owners and do not have health insurance for themselves, but they do have health insurance for their two other children. But, when they tried to get health insurance for Houston his coverage was denied.
Houston’s father said:
“They kept saying it’s preexisting, it’s preexisting, but I don’t know how it can be preexisting on a baby that was just born. If it’s mandated that everyone have health insurance, than how can one be denied?”
This is horrible!