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Woman is Alive, Despite What Her Insurance Company Thought

That was not the case starting several months ago, when her insurance company, Medicare or both, dropped her coverage because they presumed the 95-year-old...
December 12, 2006

Margaret C. Morris and her insurance company are now in agreement: She's alive.

That was not the case starting several months ago, when her insurance company, Medicare or both, dropped her coverage because they presumed the 95-year-old Bellevue, Nebraska resident was dead. Morris' daughter, Margaret Spring, said she thinks a hospice agency official checked the wrong box or typed in the wrong code when the agency was dismissed, making Medicare, and, later, her insurer, believe Morris was dead. "I just want her back among the living," Spring said of her mother's situation. "It's not funny."

Margaret C. Morris, the 95-year-old who was presumed dead, doesn't think it's funny, either. She told the Associated Press, "It's disgusting and it's irritating and it's frustrating, and if you can think of any other words, go ahead and use them. And I'm not dead. I'm not even close to it."

She's Alive (Insurance Journal 12/11/06)

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