Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital declared on the day of Tuesday that it hadn’t come to a contract agreement with insurance provider UnitedHealthcare, leaving several sick kids without coverage. But after a groundswell of outrage over the decision, the All Children’s Hospital announced on the day of Friday that it has resumed contract negotiations with the insurance provider.
The president and vice dean of the hospital, Dr. Jonathan Ellen issued the following statement regarding the news:
“We reinitiated the dialogue with United Healthcare, although, we’ve no new information to report. With as much fidelity as possible, we’re compelling hard to reach a fair agreement. We must sustain to speak up. It is what is necessary and right for our kids and families.”
This is a sign to remain hopeful for several parents whose kids are cared for at All Children’s Hospital.
McKinley Moore, age 4, has been going to All Children’s since she was 2. Moore has Leukemia and her parents drive forty minutes each way for her to get blood infusions to empower her antibodies.
Days before she was supposed to go in for treatment, her mother Karen, got a call from the hospital about her insurance.
“We’re no longer covered and the blood product that she was supposed to have Tuesday now, which was rescheduled, would need a prior authorization and she could not promise that would go through by then,” claimed Moore.
Like hundreds of other parents, Karen’s insurance is now out-of-network, and it would charge thousands for McKinley’s treatments.
“By refusing us this blood product, didn’t just not give us the product and cause her to get sick, it genuinely was a spiral effect to other things as well. So it was immensely annoying,” she said.
In a video, Dr. Jonathon Ellen urged parents to sustain to speak up and flood United Healthcare with calls and emails.
“Let’s not let big insurance decide what’s best for our kids. Our kids deserve better,” he claimed.
Karen denies to take McKinley anywhere else.
“It is not happening. She is scared to go to the emergency center,” claimed Moore. “So to go to a completely new place that doesn’t know her, that doesn’t know me, that we’ve a relationship with everyone, so it would be starting entirely over.”
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