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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-17-07 12:56 PM
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3. Not meaning to stir up trouble here, but I disagree (I think).
I may be wrong, but birth control pills are prescribed for reproductive control, not to aid a medical ailment or condition. I believe the pills are probably still going to be covered if they are prescribed for an ailment, like hormone imbalance or something?

The coverage of all sorts of things may be one reason that cost of insurance has skyrocketed. It's also because there are more treatments available now, plus cost of services and pills is much higher than used to be. But the majority of women in a certain age range take birth control pills on a long-term basis. That's a HUGE expense, and it's not really for a medical ailment or condition.

If it were me taking them, I'd want them covered. But looking at it from a distance, I see the logic. Unless it's for some other reason.

(I don't think Viagra should be covered, either, unless it's prescribed for an ailment. But even if it is, I hate to admit it, but it IS to treat a medical condition of sorts, isn't it? Like hormone therapy for middle aged women?)
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