Why Won't Insurance Pay For A Baby's Cochlear Implant?
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A local family has taken to social media in a campaign to get their insurance company to pay for a cochlear implant for 6-month-old Nixon “Wildcard” Hunter. “The fact that my son can’t hear me, it breaks my heart, that I can’t sing to him to sooth him, it breaks me up inside,” Stephanie Hunter said. Nixon’s parents started a campaign on change.org after being told by United Healthcare that Nixon’s implant was considered ‘elective surgery,’ and was not covered by their policy.