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Insurance pays for tubals, but not for pills, and not for reversals.
by SJB (no login)
The issue about insurance companies and what they pay for and what they don't pay for also needs to be explored.
The medical community tells the insurance companies that tubals are safe. (doctors, hopitals, etc... all make money from a tubal surgery, the don't make money from persribing the pill).
Insurance companies are being reamed by the doctors. Most of a doctors income comes form insurance companies paying for patients visits, surgeries, etc... And post tubal women will most likely be back for 2nd and 3rd surgeries. The medical community doesn't tell this to the insurance companies.
If you are having complications after a tubal, your insurance company should pay for corrective surgery, no questions asked. If you are having the surgery because you've decided you want more kids, they may deiny you if that is their policy, but if your health is at stake and a surgery is necessary to correct then it should be picked up.
What symptoms do you have? would a reversal (or some other surgery) correct these symptoms? Were you warned of these risks by the doctor, the insurance company, the hopsital or by anyone before the surgery?
Posted on Nov 9, 1998, 7:58 PM from IP address 22.214.171.124
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