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Employer Stuck New Mom With $898,984 Bill For Premature Baby
Lauren Bard got hit with nearly $1 million in hospital bills. Image from: Arlene Mejorado for ProPublica

Employer Stuck New Mom With $898,984 Bill For Premature Baby

Dignity Health said its employee, an ER nurse, failed to meet the deadline to add her premature newborn to its health plan, so she was responsible for the medical bills. It rejected her appeals for a year until ProPublica called.