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does your health insurance cover (elective) circumcisions?

not a drama thing. answers are either "yes" "no" or "I'm not sure"

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hibbingmom

Asked by hibbingmom at 11:40 PM on Dec. 19, 2010 in Kids' Health

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Answers (16)
  • yes
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 11:41 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • Not sure about our current insurance but when my son was born, the insurance we had then covered it.

    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 11:43 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • Yes. And isn't every circumcision "elective"?
    Adelicious

    Answer by Adelicious at 11:45 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • yes
    Bubbie0809

    Answer by Bubbie0809 at 11:56 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • Hmm. I can't answer with a simple yes or now, because at the time our son was born, he was double covered - we had a private primary insurance, and medicaid to pick up the slack. Because of the medicaid, we never really got a bill, so I have no idea if our primary insurance or medicaid paid for it - all I know is it was paid for.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:07 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I think so. We have Tricare. Never really looked in to it though, since we weren't circing our son. I know that South Carolina's state insurance is going to stop covering circumcisions as of Feb. 2011.
    PhilsBabyMama

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 9:53 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • Adelicious, all Routine Infant Circumcision is elective. There are rare cases where it's medically necessary. The numbers show that a male is about as likely to need an appendectomy as a circumcision during his lifetime.

    PhilsBabyMama

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 10:09 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • Um, not sure.
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 10:39 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • Mine did not.
    mainemusicmaker

    Answer by mainemusicmaker at 11:36 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • Mine did
    new_mom808

    Answer by new_mom808 at 11:45 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

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