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Army Won’t Pay Soldier’s Medical Bills After Heart Attack

An Army reservist is in a new battle. He’s struggling to pay his medical bills after he had a heart attack during a fitness test.

“I’ve been through a lot,” Shane Morgan said. “This past year has been as difficult, as challenging as my deployment to Afghanistan.”

Morgan is an Army veteran, a captain who served in Afghanistan and a current active reserve member. But lately, Shane and his wife Jaime have fighting to get health benefits from the Army.

It all began when Shane took a required Army physical fitness test last November.

“As we were doing the push-ups I got 15 in, and I noticed that it was a lot harder for me to do push-ups than it has ever been,” Shane said.

“So he hooked me up to the EKG and said ‘I’m 99.9 percent certain you’re having a heart attack.’”

One artery was completely blocked, but there was another problem, the Army determined the heart attack did not happen in the line of duty, so its been withholding medical payments.

Read more at CBS Boston

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