A British Couple Stranded In Manhattan With A Premature Baby Won’t Face A $200,000 Medical Bill

01.03.15 5 years ago 36 Comments

On December 28th, a couple visiting Manhattan from the UK got a bit of a surprise–their baby decided to join them on their trip, 11 weeks early.

The birth of Baby Dax, who was born just 3 pounds, could have cost his surprised parents, Katie Amos and Lee Johnston, nearly $200,000 in medical bills. That’s all because babies are crazy expensive anyway and Lenox Hill Hospital likely didn’t consider the National Health Service in-network. However, thanks to the publicity the situation has gathered, the hospital has elected to foot the bill (because international PR is priceless).

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Fundraising efforts set up by the couple’s friend have pulled in about $10,000 which will be used to pay for the family’s rent and bills back in the UK and what will prove to be a lengthy stay in New York, since their premature baby likely won’t be able to fly until at least March. Even with medical bills covered, this will prove to be a much more expensive “baby”-moon than the pair anticipated.

Welcome to the world, Dax. Your parents will totally hold this over your head when you’re an angsty teen.

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Source: Business Insider

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