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Denied Care for a Dangerous Infection Because of Past-Due Bills

June 16, 2022


The young father, who lives with his wife and three children outside Phoenix, had survived cancer when he was a child.

But making ends meet hasn’t always been easy for Ariane, who sells health insurance, and his wife, Samantha, a therapist who cares for people with autism.

At times the family has fallen behind on medical bills. Still, they never expected to be denied care.

Just before Father’s Day in 2016, Ariane grew very sick. He couldn’t hold down food without vomiting. There was blood in his stool.

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