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Does Medicaid Cover Fertility treatments?

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Does anyone know if medicaid will cover fertility treatments? I am thinking about getting on it if they will.
Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 7, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 12 on Nov. 7, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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??? Why so much? For 50mg its only $9 at walmart, each 50mg upped adds another $9 so 150mg would be $27

Quoting Anonymous:

no

Clomid costs about 45 dollars for 150 mgs for 5 days in NY

Tinabee88
by Platinum Member on Nov. 7, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Nope, you're on your own. They only cover pregnancy for all and every age.

We've already spent at least $5,000.00 on treatments in the passed 3 years and we're extremely lucky. No pregnancies yet.

Quoting Anonymous:

Does anyone know if medicaid will cover fertility treatments? I am thinking about getting on it if they will.


wolfinhell
by on Nov. 7, 2012 at 5:34 PM

I highly doubt it as it is an elective procedure.  Getting pregnant is not medically necessary so why would it be covered on Government insurance?  And that's a stupid reason to go on Medicade.  Save up the money for fertility treatments or try to do payment plans.   My fertility clinic offers payment plans thank God for self paying and non-insured patients.  I already had to pay $295 for my three lab tests out of pocket due to not having insurance.  I am not expecting Medicade to pay for fertility treatments if my heart is okay.  We do however want something that will cover pregnancy 100% which is what medicade does-especially as you can't get maternity coverage until six months after you have already had insurance and then you have to prove with a doctor note that you're pregnant to get maternity coverage and very few insurance companies in OH offer materntiy coverage which pisses me off. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 10 on Nov. 7, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I don't get my scripts at Walmart.  I avoid the place as much as possible.  I get my scripts at Kinney Drugs.  I have for years.

Quoting Anonymous:

??? Why so much? For 50mg its only $9 at walmart, each 50mg upped adds another $9 so 150mg would be $27

Quoting Anonymous:

no

Clomid costs about 45 dollars for 150 mgs for 5 days in NY


Charliesmommy11
by on Nov. 7, 2012 at 5:36 PM
If its elective anything they wi not cover it. However if you were on it before discovering fertility issues you would be hard pressed to find a specialist that even excepts that insurance.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 13 on Nov. 7, 2012 at 5:38 PM
While I'm with you that private insurance is high & everyone deserves a baby even if poor.
But how will anyone break away from the cycle of being in the system if the system pays to help keep them there?

Here if you make over 2200 a month you're not eligible for any assistance. If you make over 1800 you're only eligible for limited assistance.

Quoting BraydensMama163:

I don't understand all of you saying.it.shouldn't.



Insurance is high! We pay out the ass for ours. Why is it so bad for someone despite their income to want a baby?



Your never financially prepared for kids. Ever.



If this is a troll post its stupid.... but c'mon people. Everyone deserves to have a child and not being.able.to have one on your own isn't a reason someone on Medicaid can't afford one.



I qualify for prenatal Medicaid. Anyone who.makes under 4100 a month does. That's still a lot of money a month. Plenty to live comfortable on but health insurance is insane. With my insurance its 100 dollars out of.my pocket for a pregnancy test and an ultrasound.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 10 on Nov. 7, 2012 at 5:42 PM

I had an ultrasound done to see if anything was wrong (because I had fibroids).  I pay for the pills, and when (if) they work, I call to start pre-natal care.  

Quoting Anonymous:

Depends. If you're talking specialist, no.
If you're talking going to your regular ob for blood work & a scan, yes.
The medicine wouldn't be covered & no ob worth a damn would do a fertility work up or referral for Medicaid.
Medicaid only pays a small portion of the charges so they'd have to be pure idiots to willingly lose that much money.

But why would you ttc while on pa? I'm not bashing, just asking.


BraydensMama163
by Ruby Member on Nov. 7, 2012 at 5:42 PM
Honestly I don't know. I just know how hard it is to want a baby your financially not able to pay to have.
And I don't mean just paying for prenatal care. I mean the thousands of dollars it can take some women just to get pregnant.
I also think a lot more people would adopt if that wasn't as expensive as it is.


Quoting Anonymous:

While I'm with you that private insurance is high & everyone deserves a baby even if poor.

But how will anyone break away from the cycle of being in the system if the system pays to help keep them there?



Here if you make over 2200 a month you're not eligible for any assistance. If you make over 1800 you're only eligible for limited assistance.



Quoting BraydensMama163:

I don't understand all of you saying.it.shouldn't.





Insurance is high! We pay out the ass for ours. Why is it so bad for someone despite their income to want a baby?





Your never financially prepared for kids. Ever.





If this is a troll post its stupid.... but c'mon people. Everyone deserves to have a child and not being.able.to have one on your own isn't a reason someone on Medicaid can't afford one.





I qualify for prenatal Medicaid. Anyone who.makes under 4100 a month does. That's still a lot of money a month. Plenty to live comfortable on but health insurance is insane. With my insurance its 100 dollars out of.my pocket for a pregnancy test and an ultrasound.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 14 on Nov. 7, 2012 at 5:44 PM
I seriously hope not! That would be another irresponsible fertility doc handing out treatments in less than desirable situations. They have an moral responsibility to think about the babies needs before the mothers wants.

I was a sahm and we had our own company for many, many yrs. Our health insurance didn't have fertility coverage and I didn't want to devote all of our savings on treatments so, I did my research and found a company that had fertility coverage which isn't very common. I then went to school to become certified, I was top of the class so I scored awesome internship. I then worked my tail off at my internship and scored a job with my desired company which wasn't easy. They typically hire people with experience, not straight out of school. Out of roughly twenty five students two of us were hired for six months after we graduated. I don't know after that. I was also asked by the school to apply as the instructor for that course when I had been in the field for a yr.
I used that fertility coverage immediately and became pregnant after just eight months ( three yrs of trying before that) even with coverage we paid ( up front) almost $10,000 out of pocket. My job paid for those treatments. We were able to keep our savings and way of life intact and I finally became pregnant.
My point is if you want it bad enough and you're willing to give your children what they deserve then you will find a way to make it happen. If I wasn't willing to work for it it wasn't going to happen.
LizzieAnnesMom
by ☆Mrs.Winchester☆ on Nov. 7, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Not in my state.

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