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The human side of healthcare: When treatment is at risk because profit takes priority

For the New Haven parents of one young boy who needed a tonsillectomy, the news was grim. Not because his diagnosis was risky or complicated, but because the family’s hospital rejected their health insurance and demanded $9,000 up front for the procedure. By the time their son would be eating ice chips and Jell-O post-surgery, a minimum of $10,000 more would be due. This inflexible posture taken by a reputable Connecticut provider in the face of a healthcare consumer in need is disturbing.