So far, Huculak-Kimmel said, Saskatchewan Health has paid for $20,000 of the bill and the United States picked up the cost of Reece’s delivery, at $12,000. That leaves $918,000, she said.
They are concerned that trying to fight the bill in court will just rack up more bills and they do not want to accept donations from strangers but they are considering it.
Their only other option is to declare bankruptcy.
Fortunately baby Reece is doing great and is healthy and happy.
“She’s our world. She’s a perfectly healthy little baby,” Huculak-Kimmel said.
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Michele is an R.N. freelance writer with a special interest in woman’s healthcare and quality of care issues. Other articles by Michele are at http://contributor.yahoo.com/user/499625/michele_blacksberg.html
Edited by Jody Smith