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Doctor Doesn't Prescribe BC for "Contraceptive" Purposes!!

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    ktfran
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    Actually, they just didn’t want to cover it anymore. Trying to save a buck where ever they can and finding the loopholes to do so.

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    Kate
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    That’s an even worse look though. I wonder if the 40,000 person company I worked for is going to cut contraception. My current employer is tiny, very liberal, but also very frugal, so I’m interested to see what they’ll do. It is such complete bullshit.

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    Rangerchic
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    This is all ridiculous! Don’t the insurance companies know that BC is cheaper than a pregnancy? Which then turns into a baby which then costs even more money? Geez.

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    Kate
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    I think they honestly don’t care, and figure women can just stay home where they belong, with the kids.

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    ktfran
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    My company is liberal. Definitely not religious in any way, shape or form. We need the government to spend on infrastructure. For instance, in IL, we lost on a big recompete we’ve had for ages because of politics… we didn’t contribute to Rauner (repub governor) and now we’re SOL. We also do a lot of FEMA work. We do a lot of water and wastewater work. Roads. Highways. Rail. Government spending = good.

    For the last several years, our out of pocket healthcare cost has increased greatly. People weren’t getting much in merit increases because of the costs. This year, my health plan is only going up $5/month. Now I know why. They’re cutting costs other places, i.e, women’s health.

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    Kate
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    Where else are they cutting costs besides women’s health? Just curious if they cut, like, viagara and propecia too, if they were covering those.

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    ktfran
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    They did raise out of pocket max slightly too. I need to check into all the drugs.

    The only reason I know this is because one of my employees was on a call literally today with a rep. The rep listed off the drugs covered under “preventative health” and it wasn’t many. BC wasn’t on their. So, viagra wasn’t under the preventative health list, but I’m sure it’s covered under the copays for medicine.

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    Rangerchic
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    Insurance always goes up every year in some form or fashion. I used to help with picking insurance plans at another job I had a few years ago. I was there for 7 years and every.single.year it was a battle to pick and choose. Lower deductibles with higher co-pays (or vice versa), cut this or that out, lower co-pays, no co-pays and then what type of prescription plan, etc. It’s a mess.

    The insurance my husband’s company has is awful. Specialists have no co-pays and he has a heart condition so every visit (to the cardiologist) is around $250. And the deductible is extremely high so we never meet it. This year he had to have a full work-up done, a sleep study, and a cardio-version. Sprinkled in several visits to the cardiologist…and we still have yet to meet the deductible this year. Yeah – we’ll be paying on those for a while 🙁
    He’s only 44! So a future bright in cardiology bills!

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    ele4phant

    Is it legal for MD’s to refuse to prescribe medications for reasons of conscience? I know in some states pharmaceutics can, but I didn’t know that was also true for physicians.

    Although now that I think about it, I guess doctors can refuse to perform abortions, so why couldn’t they also refuse to fill contraceptive requests.

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    ktfran
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    I always expect it to go up. But I’m truly in shock that they cut birth control from the list of preventative drugs.

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    Kate
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    I feel like it wouldn’t be shocking at this point if employers could decide whether or not to even employ women.

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    Anon from LA

    Name and shame this MD! Seriously, review her on Yelp (a lot of doctors are on there), tag her on facebook, etc. Maybe you’ll save a few women of wasting their time/money/effort by visiting her office.

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