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Health Care Reform / Insurance Industry / Overweight Baby #958663

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 12, 2009
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(Studio: Ann Curry) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The insurance industry’s blow to the proposed health care reform legislation with a study claiming families will pay more for insurance featured; details given of the claims about costs. [White House Office of Health Reform Nancy-Ann DePARLE†- reacts; says the insurance industry should pay something.] [America's Health Insurance Plans Mike TUFFIN†- says costs will go up faster.] [October 7, Senator Max BAUCUS†- denies premiums will go up.]

(Studio: Ann Curry) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Lee Cowan) The decision by Rocky Mountain Health Plans to deny insurance coverage to 4-month-old baby Alex because of his size featured; details given of the claim Alex’s obesity is a pre-existing condition; the company’s new policy quoted. [Parents Kelli and Bernie LANGE†- react.] [Bell Policy Center Robin BAKER†- says the guidelines are ridiculous.] [Rocky Mountain Health Plans Doug SPEEDIE†- says we’d like to see health care reform so these things go away.]

Curry, Ann;
O’Donnell, Kelly;
Cowan, Lee

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