Funny you post this. I was laying awakea little while ago thinking how absurdit is that insurance readily pays for elective c/s! neat timing
Anyway, insurance will pay for it, even state medical programs will pay for it. Mostpeople won't pay out of pocketfor it unless they are very welloff because they are generally more expensive. In some places, c/s cost and vag birth cost are comprable. I know that where I am, there are drs who charge almost the same fee for both BUT the c/s still costs more beyond what the dr. gets. I think it's just plain ridiculous that insurance will pay for an elective major abdominal surgery but will argue over paying for heart surgery for children or adults, or for a slew of other life-saving treatments! Why on earth would someone pay, willingly, for me to have a major surgery that puts not one but two people at risk??? Woudln't theys ave more money in t helong run if they promoted vaginal birth? Or maybe if they just started paying for other things that are actually medically necessary...
mama to Doodle (6), Butterfly (2),and Rythm (due at home 1/06)