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politics & birth control?!

Posted by on Sep. 25, 2012 at 9:05 PM
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saw this today.... thought some of you ladies might be interested in it. no insurance of mine has ever covered birth control & because of my family history w/ blood clots & stokes i am not on it, but i think if men can get ED drugs covered fully by their insurance, women should be able to get birth control covered fully as well!!!!

http://www.facebook.com/WomenforObama/posts/532776083415471 

by on Sep. 25, 2012 at 9:05 PM
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mom_to_travis
by Member on Sep. 26, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Thanks for sharing.  I agree, I see no reason why birth control shouldn't be fully covered.

midgeend
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Especially considering that a large part of the women on birth control are on it for the effects it has on health issues other than just preventing pregnancy. 


iluv2read
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 1:30 PM

 I agree that birth control should be covered by insurance and am grateful that my insurance does completely cover mine.

mom2jessnky
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 2:32 PM

I actually didn't know until fairly recently that BC wasn't covered at least in some way (maybe not a lot of options but some) by some insurances still.

When I first got on BCP's when I was 15 (to regulate my periods), they weren't covered. But I read an article in some Magazine a year later about 2 women that thought that was BS, and found that their insurance plan DID cover Viagra, but not BCP and they sued for discrimination and WON. The argument being, they were told since their birth control was not medically necessary it wasn't covered, they wanted to know how some dude getting wood WAS medically necessary. After that I distinctly remember birth control being covered a lot more widely.

In fact I have told other people that same argument (again years ago) when they said their birth control wasn't covered. I said to check their formulary list and if something stupid like viagra is covered, call up and raise a stink.  This was well over a decade ago.

I just did not know this was still such an issue, that really bothers me. I guess the good news is, many pharmacies have their $9/10 generics and there is a birth control pill on all of them (it's generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen, which I've used and liked) So I guess if your insurance is still being a shit about it, you can get the Rx and get it for $9-10/month.

arpazia
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 3:57 PM
It should be covered! Imagine all the trouble and money it could save
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nomadbrat83
by Amanda on Sep. 26, 2012 at 5:22 PM
Well if you go cafemom The majority of babies are birth control babies so it wouldn't save any money or trouble lol. And just because birth control is covered doesn't mean that people will use it.

Quoting arpazia:

It should be covered! Imagine all the trouble and money it could save
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arpazia
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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Well, I'm not sure what to do about the dumb people! Lol


Quoting nomadbrat83:

Well if you go cafemom The majority of babies are birth control babies so it wouldn't save any money or trouble lol. And just because birth control is covered doesn't mean that people will use it.



Quoting arpazia:

It should be covered! Imagine all the trouble and money it could save

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joey125
by on Sep. 27, 2012 at 8:59 PM
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I don't see any problem at all for birth control pills to be provided on insurance policies  Its ridiculous that this argument the GOP started for no apparent reason other than not do the job they were sent to congress to do and that was to create jobs, instead they focused on women's issues,  stupid arses to say the least.

DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on Sep. 27, 2012 at 9:01 PM
Quoting joey125:

I don't see any problem at all for birth control pills to be provided on insurance policies  Its ridiculous that this argument the GOP started for no apparent reason other than not do the job they were sent to congress to do and that was to create jobs, instead they focused on women's issues,  stupid arses to say the least.




The GOP has decided to focus on women's issues and not jobs??? Mmmmkay. Lol
maxswolfsuit
by Max on Sep. 27, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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I can't imagine anyone trying to justify covering ED medications and not birth control.

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