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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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