A Georgia mother was in the middle of a cancer treatment when the hospital stopped taking her Christian health plan, leaving her with $41,000 in medical bills.
Laura Alley, 39, was told that she wouldn’t be able to leave Northside Hospital if she didn’t pay the $41,000 in cash.
‘I’m sitting there, with a needle in my arm, receiving chemotherapy in my arm, and they are telling us that we are not going to be able to leave, until we pay them $41,000,’ Laura told WSB-TV.
Laura’s husband, Nick Alley, said he was shocked because they thought they were covered by Medi-Share, a medical co-op which satisfies the Obamacare mandate for health coverage.
The mother-of-five discovered a lump on her neck just months after giving birth to her fifth child.
She then started treatment shortly after the discovery and everything had been covered by her provider, until this week.
‘I sat in front of them, in front of their computers, and handed them my card three or four times, and no problems whatsoever,’ Laura told the station.