.......... I cannot BELIEVE that a woman who had lost one twin and was having contractions putting the other twin at risk, would be refused by her OB. I sure wouldn't want such an OB- will the doctor actually show up for the delivery? Or if she does, will she show up with a credit card machine and announce that she won't deliver without payment in full?
I'm not sure that I believe this either. Wouldn't a condition like this require hospitalization?
Does anyone actually verify that the stories on that site are true?
Yeah, I wondered about it too. When my SIL didn't have insurance, they asked for payment before being seen, but were willing to see her if they could get her to sign a higher bill (basically, gave her a "discount" for paying in cash up front, vs. sending a bill). My current OB gives me an up front quote at the beginning of pregnancy, for a healthy pregnancy and gives me months (the full pregnancy) to pay it off, with extra months at the end if something unexpected occurs with extra billings. I can't imagine an OB refusing to see a woman carrying a dead or dying fetus, money or no money. Billings and collections can occur later, once the doctor has provided his/her service.
If it is true, I sincerely hope she sits herself down in ER until the OB on call is brought in and reassigned to her. ER is for emergencies, a dying baby is an emergency.