Health Insurance Lapse
Quick question I need some adice with.
On Thursday my husband got a call him his daughters school nurse that she had thrown up at school. He went and picked her up, we gave her medicine and had her rest until it was time to be dropped off with her mother. We told her mother she threw up twice and then medicine we gave her and at what time and off they went.
My husband checked in with his ex on friday to see how his daughter was. He was told that his ex sent her to school. Hours later he gets a phone call from his ex saying she had to go pick her up because she was running a fever. (Well duh, we told you yesterday!) My husband asks her to bring her to the dr becasue the flu is running around like crazy in our area. She apparently ignores this request. Calls my husband last night at almost 9 saying he needs to take her to the dr tomorrow bc she cannot. My husband picks her up and brings her to the dr to find out surprise suprise the insurance her mother had for her was no longer active. (under the child support plan the mother is to provide the insurance and my husband pays out the ass for child support).
He calls his ex and she says well even if I fix it, you cant use it so just figure it out. We are then left with a 113$ bill and a poor child that the dr believes did have the flu and her body was battling it naturally. Since we missed the 48 hour window she just must continue with over the counter meds while we take care of her.
My question is am I out of line for requesting my husbands ex pay us back the 113$? Had she carried the insurance like she was supposed to, there would not have been a copay. (Yes, she put her daughter on medicare so she wouldnt have to pay for her insurance through her company from what I have been told). I told my husband he needs to ask her to pay us back as that was not a planned expense for us and had she taken care of the insurance like she was supposed to would have cost no one a penny in this case.