There remains a large issue with health insurance coverage.

FOX's Alex Hein reports in this "Housecall for Health":

This is Housecall for Health.

It seems like for every covered check up there's a horror insurance claim story involving a child's cancer treatment or amputee's limb.

According to the Associated Press, despite efforts to expand and improve coverage, glaring disparities in coverage persist for amputees, children with autism and others in need of certain expensive treatments.

Determining factors can stem from where the patient lives or who provides the coverage, two factors that the patient likely can do nothing about.

The downside is that a gap in coverage can leave patients buried in debt, leading others to skip treatment altogether. The report warns that the gaps can become even wider as employers wrestle with how to combat skyrocketing healthcare costs.

At least one researcher told the AP that it'll require federal action to help close the gap, but that it's not likely to happen anytime soon.

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Housecall for Health, I'm Alex Hein, FOX News.

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