No, we are not making this up.
He measures 25 inches long and weighs 17 pounds. His height and weight put him in the 99th percentile, and Rocky Mountain Health Plans has turned him down over his weight.
"I could understand if we could control what he's eating. But he's 4 months old. He's breastfeeding. We can't put him on the Atkins diet or on a treadmill," joked his frustrated father, Bernie Lange, a part-time news anchor at KKCO-TV in Grand Junction. "There is just something absurd about denying an infant."
Alex's parents were told insurers don't take babies above the 95th percentile, no matter how healthy.
This just makes us BEYOND angry. How about you?
The World's Largest Babies
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