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Author: ShiningDawn Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 35761  
Subject: Re: Why do we act like this is okay? Date: 1/27/2009 1:00 PM
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two months in neonatal intensive care for eight infants.

a million dollars?

A million+ each, most likely. Also the woman was in the hospital for 7 weeks prior to the birth which means a high bill for her too.

Insurance, if they have it, will most likely cover the births and after-care, however, if the insurance is through a self-funded plan that doesn't have any stop-loss insurance, the payments could bankrupt a company. If they don't have insurance, my guess is they would qualify for Medicaid.

I don't understand how any doctor could give fertility drugs (not confirmed in this case, but how likely was it that she didn't have fertility drugs?) to anyone who is unwilling to undergo selective reduction in the case of that many embryos implanting. If someone isn't willing to undergo reductions, then the options should be limited to ones that would not cause the possibility of more than 1-3 fetuses in the first place.

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