Health Insurance *WARNING* Rant ahead!

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Registered: 03-02-2008
Health Insurance *WARNING* Rant ahead!
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Wed, 07-09-2008 - 1:31pm

I  am not really expecting a reply of sorts, unless of course someone else is in the mood for venting :)


 


I just have to get this off my chest just how much is Pisses me off that health insurance companies can get aways with NOT covering treatment for infertility.  As if we had any choice in being the unlucky ones who have to deal with these issues by CHOICE, yet they will OF COURSE cover all expenses related to unwanted pregnancies or unplanned ones.  I pay premium just as everyone else does - so why don't I deserve a chance at motherhood with out thousands of dollars in medical bills?????


 


Just doesn't seem right that they refuse to cover a medical condition.  IMO it is like saying they won't cover treatment for cancer.


 


Whew - Glad I got that off my chest.


 

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Registered: 01-08-2008
Wed, 07-09-2008 - 2:40pm

dear wendy,


i know what you mean! it feels like such a punishment already, and then to find out that insurance doesn't have to cover treatment! it's really unfair.

ana


TTC since Sept '06


Diagnosed w/ PCOS


DH diagnosed with azoospermia Dec '06, TESA Mar '07


IVF/ICSI/AZH#1 Aug'07, BFN (6 usable eggs, 5 embies, 2 transferred, 1st beta=18, 2nd beta=12, 0 made it to blast to freeze)


IVF/ICSI#2:retrieval Nov'07, FET sched Jan'08, no embryos to transfer (23 usable eggs, 12 embies, 0 made it to transfer)


IVF/ICSI#3: retrieval Mar'08, FET May'08, BFN (13 usable eggs, 7 fertilized w/ DH sperm= 0 blasts, 6 fertlized w/ DS=3 blasts, all 3 transferred, 1st beta=74, 2nd beta=64, 3rd beta=42)


Currently waiting to start 1st cycle of IUI/clomid/DS in July '08

ana

mom to beautiful baby lia.
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Registered: 05-20-2008
Wed, 07-09-2008 - 4:31pm

ERRRR!!! I totally agree.

  

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Registered: 01-07-2008
Wed, 07-09-2008 - 6:08pm

I hear you on this one.

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Registered: 08-09-2004
Wed, 07-09-2008 - 8:06pm

For me, my problem is the complete opposite. I pay a couple hundred a month for health care for my husband and myself. Today, I went to get my birth control for the first time with this provider and am charged $35 per month for my medication. THIS IS FLIPPING RIDICULOUS!! I was fuming. How backward is it that I pay a few thousand a year for health care and then am being asked to pay almost another $500 because they don't think my perscription is a "high priority." Heaven forbid I would like to have sex with my husband, but don't feel that we can afford to have a child right now, which is why I pay for birth control. There is no longer a question in my mind of why so many low-income families have so many children--they can't afford not to.


My hope is to fight the system, as this is entirely unacceptable. Do you know of any group or organization that has already been started that is attempting to fight the unreasonable costs of health care?


Good luck to the rest of you who are looking to get pregnant. It is a shame that those who want