Baby weight prompts insurance policy change

October 13, 2009 4:54:29 PM PDT
An insurance company in Colorado is changing its policy after initially refusing to cover a baby it said weighed too much.

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Four-month-old Alex Lange is 25 inches long and weighs 17 pounds.

Rocky Mountain Health Plans claimed he had a pre-existing condition of obesity and could not qualify for insurance.

The company was hit with intense criticism, and now says it will provide coverage for all healthy babies -- regardless of how much they weigh.

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