Couple Considers Divorce To Help Pay Daughter’s Medical Bills

Parents of disabled daughter consider divorce to qualify for Medicaid, report says

Parents of disabled daughter consider divorce to qualify for Medicaid, report says

A north Texas couple is considering a divorce to help pay for their daughter's health care costs. They have since become the proud parents of two daughters, 2-year-old Fairen and 6-year-old Brighton, who was born with a rare genetic disorder, Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome. Even with health insurance, the Greys spend upwards of $15,000 a year out of pocket on her health care. Due to Brighton's condition, the six-year-old has vision and hearing impairments and has seizures.

"I used to get anxiety just opening the mail because I was scared of what would come or what bill would come or what denial would come", Maria told the outlet. You really have to adapt to someone needing you 24-7 all the time. That is too much for the family to qualify for Medicaid.

The syndrome's effects on their daughter have also left them financially fragile.

The couple said paying for Brighton's treatment with a single salary of $54,000 is hard and are now considering divorcing so Ms Grey would become a single mother-of-two. He says what's happening to his family is "morally wrong", but they will do whatever they can to help Brighton, who they say is a blessing.

"It's just shocking, and I really think it speaks to our need to really rethink what we do and how especially for the most vulnerable", Dr. Miller said. The couple said they have made their apathy public to raise awareness about the situation.

Maria said she and her husband promised each other that they would do everything possible to make their daughter's life the best it can be for "however long she is going to be" with them.

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So the couple are considering a drastic option: divorcing one another.

The Greys got married nine years ago on a Florida beach. Perhaps the Greys could live in a country which recognizes health care as a fundamental right, and which provides access to medicine and care while allowing the two to remain married.

"Then we got the rainbows", Maria said.

"She is a pure and attractive soul", Maria said.

"I can't imagine going through what we've been through with anybody else", Jake said.

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