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Sugar and Greg Bull play with their twins, Redford and Scarlett, who were born prematurely in 2020. Their insurance company initially said the births were not an emergency, and the family ended up with bills totaling more than $80,000. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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An $80,000 surprise bill points to a loophole in a new law to protect patients

An insurer refused to pay bills related to the premature birth of the Bull family's twins because it said their delivery wasn't an emergency and their stays in the NICU weren't medically necessary.

Sugar and Greg Bull play with their twins, Redford and Scarlett, who were born prematurely in 2020. Their insurance company initially said the births were not an emergency, and the family ended up with bills totaling more than $80,000. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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An $80,000 surprise bill points to a loophole in a new law to protect patients

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Elise Tensley, Kellen Johnson and Traci Archable-Frederick are three of the 17 security guards who curated Guarding the Art. Christopher Myers/Courtesy of the Baltimore Museum of Art hide caption

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Meet the security guards moonlighting as curators at the Baltimore Museum of Art

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