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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-17-07 01:07 PM
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9. It's not about the "result" - It's about the "illness"

First, IMHO the insurance plan should cover birth control.

These decisions turn on short-sighted insurers that cover drugs prescribed to treat, diagnose, or cure an illness. When BC pills are prescribed for those other conditions, they are usually covered even when the insurance plan does not cover them for contraceptive purposes.

The insurance policy logic is that erectile dysfunction is a disorder. A drug is prescribed to treat it, and that is covered.

Pregnancy is not a disorder, and neither is the condition of not being pregnant. The policy does not cover a prescription to a person not having an illness for the purpose of preventing another condition which is also not an illness.

I don't agree with it, but that's the argument.
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  -A Setback For Women....Viagra Yes, Birth Control, NO! babsbunny  Mar-17-07 11:24 AM   #0 
  - This is so wrong! K&R  mentalsolstice   Mar-17-07 11:45 AM   #1 
  - Actually, there are other uses for Viagra  Alcibiades   Mar-17-07 01:26 PM   #11 
  - There are also other uses for birth control pills, including use for patients  phylny   Mar-17-07 02:08 PM   #20 
  - Quite ironic given ...  BearSquirrel2   Mar-17-07 01:58 PM   #17 
  - Kick to the Greatest page!  Lisa0825   Mar-17-07 11:48 AM   #2 
  - Not meaning to stir up trouble here, but I disagree (I think).  indie_ana_500   Mar-17-07 11:56 AM   #3 
  - Could this be handled in the union contract?  Solo_in_MD   Mar-17-07 12:05 PM   #4 
  - several good arguments here  spooky3   Mar-17-07 12:05 PM   #5 
  - What 'medical' condition is going to result  China_cat   Mar-17-07 12:33 PM   #6 
  - It's not about the "result" - It's about the "illness"  jberryhill   Mar-17-07 01:07 PM   #9 
     - But what if a pregnancy...  mentalsolstice   Mar-17-07 01:33 PM   #12 
     - Like I said..  jberryhill   Mar-17-07 01:47 PM   #14 
        - why don't you read other legal reasoning on this if you  spooky3   Mar-17-07 02:05 PM   #19 
           - "argues against your points"  jberryhill   Mar-17-07 03:01 PM   #23 
              - No one is jumping down your throat.  spooky3   Mar-17-07 03:43 PM   #27 
     - You would think, though, that an employer  China_cat   Mar-17-07 01:55 PM   #15 
     - Yup  jberryhill   Mar-17-07 03:02 PM   #24 
     - There probably isn't going to be a big upswing  Arkansas Granny   Mar-20-07 02:44 PM   #41 
     - the plan also covers Rogaine. Is hair loss a "disorder"?  spooky3   Mar-17-07 02:24 PM   #22 
        - Please find someone who disagrees with you and argue with then.  jberryhill   Mar-17-07 03:03 PM   #25 
  - Most likely.  igil   Mar-17-07 12:39 PM   #7 
  - Unfortunately my BCPs were not covered  mentalsolstice   Mar-17-07 01:58 PM   #16 
  - Not true. Birth Control pills are prescribed for conditions that involve excessive bleeding  SharonAnn   Mar-17-07 01:18 PM   #10 
  - The coverage of birth control pills is nothing compared to the coverage  phylny   Mar-17-07 02:10 PM   #21 
  - Bullshit  alarimer   Mar-17-07 03:36 PM   #26 
  - try telling that to a woman with endometriosis  ComerPerro   Mar-17-07 06:39 PM   #29 
  - been there, done that  kineneb   Mar-20-07 12:41 PM   #36 
  - 1 pregnancy is more expensive than years of birth control. add in time off to give birth, etc.  Shallah   Mar-18-07 01:20 AM   #32 
  - I use them to aid a medical ailment  recoveringrepublican   Mar-18-07 01:20 PM   #34 
  - You see the logic?  quantessd   Mar-20-07 12:29 PM   #35 
  - Hormone therapy fights  MsMagnificent   Mar-20-07 02:38 PM   #40 
  - This is the result of years of "pro-life" activism in both parties.  madfloridian   Mar-17-07 01:00 PM   #8 
  - And if God says  mentalsolstice   Mar-17-07 01:37 PM   #13 
     - Yes but ...  BearSquirrel2   Mar-17-07 02:02 PM   #18 
  - This is why the class action rules were changed.  greyhound1966   Mar-17-07 06:26 PM   #28 
  - Women should be the only  femrap   Mar-17-07 06:49 PM   #30 
  - This got me to thinking. I can't wait to get into an argument with a someone who  NDP   Mar-17-07 06:58 PM   #31 
  - appalling  HuffleClaw   Mar-18-07 04:08 AM   #33 
  - so it doesn't cover condoms but does it cover prescription birth control  orleans   Mar-20-07 01:18 PM   #37 
  - You're misreading.  ieoeja   Mar-20-07 02:29 PM   #39 
  - I really don't understand this as a business decision.  Clark2008   Mar-20-07 01:26 PM   #38 
  - It makes sense  Bronyraurus   Mar-20-07 02:48 PM   #42 

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