How to Get a Pregnant Woman to Go for Her Car in a Time of Crisis
The New York Times is reporting that a pregnant woman in the United States has been given an ultimatum by her insurance company: Get to a doctor, get an abortion or get out of her car.
The Times reports that the woman, identified as “Jane Doe,” is in New Jersey after her insurance covered her termination of a pregnancy.
The insurer said the insurance company’s decision “would result in loss of access to care, potentially requiring the woman to be hospitalized.”
The woman is also reportedly “being asked to pay for her own ambulance, travel to and from a hospital and to pay her insurance premiums.”
The Times describes the woman as a 37-year-old woman who works at a gas station.
The article says that her insurance, however, does not cover the cost of a “procedure” that she said would have prevented her from being able to get to the hospital and that she “could not have made a more informed decision about her future.”
The Times article quotes a woman who said that the situation was “heartbreaking” and that “if I could, I would be willing to take my child to a hospital” in order to save her life.
The woman told the Times that her husband is an insurance agent, so she has been told that she will have to take her son to the doctor if she wants to terminate the pregnancy.
The woman said that she is not seeking financial compensation for the loss of her job and that her only compensation is that she could not travel to the abortion clinic.
The paper reports that her employer will reimburse her for “fees and other expenses associated with getting to and going to the clinic” but that “she must pay for any medical care and hospitalization.”
The Times report says that the insurance plan that covers her “does not cover any of the procedures she said she would have used had she been able to travel to a clinic.”
The article notes that this is a “fraught situation.”
In an email to the Times, the woman’s insurance company said that it “is a state-run company and does not comment on individual cases.”
A spokesperson for the company told the paper that the women “had to make difficult choices about the best way to pay the premiums” and did not want to take any “absurd or costly risks.”
The spokesperson added that “after extensive consideration, we have decided to withdraw the policy and terminate the coverage.”