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MY FORM OF BIRTH CONTROL IS BEING DENIED!

Don't let the government fool you!  Not all birth control methods are considered equal.  This year since there is a "war on woman" the policy needs to change.  My health insurance will not pay for my Natural Family Planning.  They tell me because it is coded educational.  When you take birth control, have an IUD or the patch, doesn't the doctor educate you on the product?  Doing Natural Family Planning has the same result of birth control pills and it should be covered.  My religious liberty comes into to play.  I am being discriminated against!  All forms of birth control should be covered or none at all!  How many Natural Family Planning families are out there that have this same problem?  Would love to hear from you. 

Re-editing do to some comments.  Natural Family Planning - the Creighton method this is how it works.  It doesn't tell you when your period ends (how silly).  It tells you when the best days are to conceived if you want a baby and the days not to have sex if you don't want a baby.  You sit down with a nurse and they give you instructions on the method.  By using this method, I found out that I had fertility problems.  Which this methods help to diagnose. I have been diagnosed with ovarian dysfunction.

I simplified the method too much.  This is complicated and can't be done on an app!  The nurse teaches you how to identify your sensation after you wipe.  the charting has about 10 different ways you can chart.  They use soft - s for sensation, o- obersvation - ft - for finger test.  You can have peak type mucus or non-peak type mucus.  If you have mucus you are fertile.  The charting is harder for people with abnormal cycles and for menapausal women.  Sometimes you can't read your observations correctly. It is not as easy as some of you are trying to make it out to be.

People keep posting they haven't ever had to pay.  You do, you just don't know about it.  You have to have your employer buy a more expensive plan.  I am quoting my insurance company. As far as insurance goes, yes depending on your insurance sometimes it is covered.  Mine used to be. The basic first tier insurance that your company chooses to save money only covers pills, IUD, patches. If you want this kind of coverage, your company has to pay a higher premium and go to the next tier.  This is what I am saying that is unfair.  All forms of birth control should be on the basic first tier and covered.

I am speaking to politicans about this and tyring to see how many women are having this problem.  In the St. Louis area there are 30% of women.  The other 70% that are covered should not have to pay a higher premium for this either. I am doing this as research.  The NFP office is trying to change the laws on this. The government assigns the Revenue billing code.  That code is what is preventing my coverage.  I have no control on that code and neither do the doctors.

This site I thought, was for other moms to help one another.  Not bash them.  I don't get the belittling.  Just because I think something you wrote is dumb and you are misinformed I would never come out and say that.

by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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mlg1989
by Bronze Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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But you can do your method yourself......
its called check your basal body temperature and cervical mucus/position. so you know what days to avoid...they even have apps for free.
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blessingsofmany
by Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 12:18 PM

 

Quoting blessingsofmany:

 

Quoting NWP:

Your husband's Viagra is covered...therefore your natural family planning is covered. What else do you need? Want it to pay for the red wine too? :)

 

Re-editing do to some comments. Natural Family Planning - the Creighton method this is how it works. It doesn't tell you when your period ends (how silly). It tells you when the best days are to conceived if you want a baby and the days not to have sex if you don't want a baby. You sit down with a nurse and they give you instructions on the method. By using this method, I found out that I had fertility problems. Which this methods help to diagnose. I have been diagnosed with ovarian dysfunction.

As far as insurance goes, yes depending on your insurance sometimes it is covered. Mine used to be. The basic first tier insurance that your company chooses to save money only covers pills, IUD, patches. If you want this kind of coverage, your company has to pay a higher premium and go to the next tier. This is what I am saying that is unfair. All forms of birth control should be on the basic first tier and covered.

I am speaking to politicans about this and tyring to see how many women are having this problem. In the St. Louis area there are 30% of women. The other 70% should not have to pay a higher premium for this either. I am doing this as research.

This site I thought, was for other moms to help one another. Not bash them. I don't get the belittling. Just because I think something you wrote is dumb and you are misinformed I would never come out and say that.

 

 

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Oct. 14, 2012 at 12:18 PM

I don't get it. 

What, exactly, is it that you want, OP?  What, exactly, do you want to see 'covered' in regards to NFP?

Please be specific.

Ktina11
by Bronze Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 12:18 PM
I don't get NFP. Why do you need a doctor to help you plan. I guess I just don't get the issue.
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Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 12:18 PM

That's a pretty silly argument.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Oct. 14, 2012 at 12:22 PM


Quoting blessingsofmany:

Re-editing do to some comments. Natural Family Planning - the Creighton method this is how it works. It doesn't tell you when your period ends (how silly). It tells you when the best days are to conceived if you want a baby and the days not to have sex if you don't want a baby. You sit down with a nurse and they give you instructions on the method. By using this method, I found out that I had fertility problems. Which this methods help to diagnose. I have been diagnosed with ovarian dysfunction.

As far as insurance goes, yes depending on your insurance sometimes it is covered. Mine used to be. The basic first tier insurance that your company chooses to save money only covers pills, IUD, patches. If you want this kind of coverage, your company has to pay a higher premium and go to the next tier. This is what I am saying that is unfair. All forms of birth control should be on the basic first tier and covered.

I am speaking to politicans about this and tyring to see how many women are having this problem. In the St. Louis area there are 30% of women. The other 70% should not have to pay a higher premium for this either. I am doing this as research.

This site I thought, was for other moms to help one another. Not bash them. I don't get the belittling. Just because I think something you wrote is dumb and you are misinformed I would never come out and say that.

You have re-posted this far too many times.

This does not tell me, specifically, what it is you feel should be covered.

Are you saying a discussion with a nurse, or even a doctor, in regards to the information you are seeking is not covered?  Are you saying that if a co-pay is required for that particular appointment, it should not be because you are discussing birth control?

Please, be more specific for those who are trying to understand what it is you want.

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." ~ Maya Angelou

blessingsofmany
by Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 12:23 PM

I would like to see NFP covered.  Just like birth control pills. I should not have to pay a higher premium to have the coverage.  I don't know how to get more specific than that.

blessingsofmany
by Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 12:25 PM

An app can not tell you if you are doing something wrong or if you have fertility problems.

Donna6503
by Platinum Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 12:26 PM
"Don't have sex."

Well since that is birth control education and method. Please tell the government to reimburse me $50k for providing such a wonderful birth control education and method.

Thank you
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ShadowLark
by Bronze Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 12:27 PM
So you want the consultations with the medical professionals to be covered? Are those appointments covered for other bc options, or is it just the actual meds?


Quoting blessingsofmany:

An app can not tell you if you are doing something wrong or if you have fertility problems.


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