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Published on Mar 30, 2010
Shortly after Heather Mroz became pregnant with twins, her husband's company went into bankruptcy. Prior to this devastating event, the Mroz's had health insurance coverage. Despite being unemployed, Heather and her husband were assured by their provider that they would continue their coverage. At 20 weeks pregnant, Heather experienced some complications that required her to stay in the hospital for six weeks. Given the assurances she had received from their provider, Heather felt confident that there was nothing to worry about.
Following the birth of her twins, however, Heather was notified by her doctor's office that her coverage had been dropped. In the end, the Mroz's owed over $482,00 to all of their health care providers. "What company's do to maximize their profits is [done] by rescinding policies when someone gets sick," said Wendell Potter, a former insurance company executive. Health care reform puts an end to insurance company abuses in several important ways. Watch this video to find out more.