Twin concerns
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TWIN CONCERNS: George and Narine Nazaretyan watch over Natalie, who is disabled, as is her sister. Blue Shield terminated their coverage, saying Narine didn’t disclose a miscarriage. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
SCAR: With her dad, Steve Shaeffer, nearby, Selah shows where surgeons removed parts of her mouth and throat. Blue Cross stopped covering the bills after they hit $20,000. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
SHE’S A SURVIVOR: A photo of Ariana Nazaretyan, taken shortly after she and her twin, Natalie, were born prematurely. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
CRISIS: Blue Cross excluded Selah Shaeffer from coverage as she was being treated for a facial tumor, leaving large bills unpaid. (Don Bartletti / LAT)