Jennifer Huculak-Kimmel, a Canadian mother, gave birth to her baby nine weeks prematurely while vacationing in the U.S. Her baby is now healthy, but she had to spend two months in hospital which led to over $1 million in hospital bills. Jennifer had travel insurance with Blue Cross Saskatchewan, and also visited her family doctor prior to going on her trip to make sure she was fit to travel. She and her husband were upfront about their medical history when purchasing the insurance, answering all the questions Blue Cross asked. But Blue Cross now claims that, because Jennifer had a bladder infection prior to embarking on her trip, this is a “pre-existing condition,” and they are refusing to pay her medical bills.
In the US, insurance companies aren’t allowed to deny coverage to citizens based on pre-existing conditions, in part to prevent unfair situations just like this. But Jennifer is Canadian, and Blue Cross Saskatchewan is trying to get out of covering her health care costs she thought she was entitled to, and stick her with a bill for over $ 1 million (CDN). Please sign this petition to send a message to Blue Cross and the insurance industry in general that this is unacceptable.
“The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.”
― Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives