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This morn here a women on the news tried to give her son a circumsisom messed up of course. What do you think of insurance companies calling that cosmetic surgery an not paying fot it?

 
peace013

Asked by peace013 at 12:38 PM on Oct. 26, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • She is off her rocker. Our insurance did not cover circumcision, which was totally fine with me, we paid for it out of pocket. I sure as hell would not do it myself!!!!
    MommaofH2

    Answer by MommaofH2 at 12:49 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Insurance companies go by medical guidelines, this is why they do not cover it, totally unnecessary procedure......this is why it is cosmetic.
    older

    Answer by older at 12:40 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Kerp1960, a circumcision performed by a doctor IS a cosmetic procedure. It is an unnecessary medical procedure done to change the appearance of a body part.
    xxlilmomma09

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 12:49 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • For all intents and purposes, it is a cosmetic procedure.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 12:43 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • If it didnt cover a nose job, would she break , shave and reset her own nose?


    She's a nut

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:44 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Like others have stated.

    It is an elective (in the majority of cases) cosmetic surgery.

    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 2:58 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • There is no legitimate medical reason for circumcision. It's only done for conformity to a religious or social convention. The idea that not having it done is a health risk is laughable - for thousands of years most men on earth weren't circumcised at all. The human race did not die out, and men didn't run around in horrible pain or dying from infected foreskins. Today, the majority of men on earth still aren't circumcised, and they aren't running around in horrible pain or dying from infected foreskins. If you start forcing circumcision on the peoples with high incidents of STD's and AIDS, the circumcised boys would still have STD's and AIDS because cutting off someone's foreskin does not teach them to use a condom. If you want to keep your son healthy, don't mutilate him - teach him how to take a bath and use a condom.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:52 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • It is a cosmetic procedure. It is not necessary. So why should insurance companies cover it?
    xxlilmomma09

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 12:42 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Some physicians do see it as a "prevenative measure" However. That is due to correlation not causation. In the majority of cases, the infections that are seen in non circ'd males is due to poor hygiene and improper care of the penis in general (things like, parents pulling back the foreskin before it's detached. etc).. The cases of STD spread is due to non use of safer sex practices amongst many in societies were circumcision is not the norm, however, using a condom is not the norm either.
    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 3:01 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • I agree with kerp1960.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:45 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

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