Sunday, March 17, 2013

Insurer Agrees to pay for Boy's Implant

An insurance company will pay for the cochlear implant surgery of a 5-year-old Georgia boy. The family of Carson Rubin of Monroe (east of Atlanta) was first told by Coventry Health Care it would not do so. The family went ahead and began trying to raise the money. Coventry says it will also change its group policy to cover cochlear implants, according to Carson's mother. His surgery is now scheduled for April 19. A petition on Change.org got more than 100,000 signatures, a story that was picked up by newspapers and TV stations. Carson was born with auditory neuropathy, which left him legally deaf. Find out more about the Rubins on their Facebook page here.

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