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#1 of 12 Old 03-05-2003, 11:01 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Mine does. I just called to verify it. I am writing a letter to the grievance department. Covering a procedure that is not medically necessary drives up health care costs. They will probably find my letter interesting. Most people are complaining about what insurance DOESN'T cover.
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They will probably find my letter interesting.

The truth is they probably don't care. What they care about is selling policies and making money.



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My state Medicaid just stopped covering it! I think this is a big victory. I wonder about my insurance, though, BCBS, it probably does.

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with so many state budgets being cut, i think state lawmakers are looking for ways to trim costs. my state rep is suggesting eliminating ric here in ma. i wrote her a letter about it. do the same!
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I wish the insurance we had with ds #1 didn't! If it didn't, it probably would have forced us to wonder why and would have saved our first son from being circ'd.
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Ours pays for it, if you do it in the hospital it's part of the "hopital stay" if not you pay your co-pay. It's sad.

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I emailed my STATE FUNDED HMO weeks ago, finally got a reply. (I emailed so Iwouldn't have to call and be asked 2000 questions about me before an answer).

Here is the sad answer:

"Yes it is covered and it needs a precert number first.

I can be reached @ 1-888-XXX-7000 ex 5146."

I simply asked if it was covered. Now I would like to respond with my sadness and disagreement, but can't get the words together, I knew everyone here could help me-writing it for me to cut and paste is fine with me too! lmao
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What is "BCBS" ??
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What is "BCBS" ??
Blue Cross , Blue Shield insurance . That is what we used to have. They cover it. I had to keep telling everyone with son #2 that no, I did not want it done, needless to say he was with us 95% of the time.

Its sad, I wish they would stop covering it.
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We certainly could use a thread with snippets of what points could be made in an effective manner.
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Although it may very well be true that they don't care - can we find a place to lodge complaints??
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You can call your insurance co. and ask for an address to write concerning what is covered.
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