Baby too fat for health insurance

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

(WFLX) - A 4-month-old baby is denied health coverage because he's too fat.

Alex Lange weighs 17 pounds and is 25 inches long. He's in the 99th percentile which means he weighs more than 99 percent of babies his age.

His parents were shocked by his rejection saying Alex is just a healthy baby. "They said I would be covered, and my son, Vincent who is 2, would be covered. But Alex, because he's too fat, we're not going to cover him unless he can drop under the 95th percentile," stated his father.

Now, the company is changing their tune saying it will change its policy for babies who are healthy but fat.