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medicaid and circumcision GONE..................... Georgia 17421 posts
9th Jun '11

do some plans cover it and some dont?



my little nephew was covered on medicaid
and the hospital wants 200.00 to do the procedure.



when josiah was born it was covered.
does it just vary plan to plan?

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66650 posts
9th Jun '11

How long ago was your LO circumcised? Because just recently circumcision has become a cosmetic procedure and a ton of insurance providers aren't covering it, including Medicaid.

thechelseamonster 2 kids; Colorado 29568 posts
9th Jun '11

It varies state to state, hospital to hospital, plan to plan.
but I don't see why it's covered at all seeing as there's no medical justification. *shrug*

{Sylie,Miah,and Jai'sMomm 3 kids; Houma, LA, United States 546 posts
9th Jun '11

not sure,but here medicaid doesn't pay for it.the dr. offices charge different prices,anywhere from about $75 to $300.i'm glad i've never had a boy yet.

The Icebox {MBRD} 17 kids; New Mexico 18558 posts
9th Jun '11

depends. Most of the time its an elective procedure, so some insurances won't cover it.

3M'smom 3 kids; Illinois 28879 posts
9th Jun '11

I don't know about SC but in Florida ...medicaid no longer covers circumcision as of 3 yrs ago.

ma ♥ 1 child; California 63053 posts
9th Jun '11

Medical covers it most likely, but not all of it. You still have a co-pay with it sometimes, depending on how much the hospital/doctor charges.

Caiden & Kynsleigh's Mama 18 kids; Oklahoma 4708 posts
9th Jun '11

If he is covered on medicaid, they should do it.



At least that's how it is in Oklahoma. My friend didn't pay anything out of pocket for her son's circumcision.

One Excited Mama 1 child; Eugene, Oregon 409 posts
9th Jun '11

Its not covered here. And its $400. Most insurances here don't cover it because its not considered medically vital

GONE..................... Georgia 17421 posts
9th Jun '11
Quoting kthx.:" How long ago was your LO circumcised? Because just recently circumcision has become a cosmetic procedure and a ton of insurance providers aren't covering it, including Medicaid."


2009. in january.

Mama Rachael♥ Due April 2; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Asheville, North Carolina 15836 posts
9th Jun '11

I know here they don't pay for it. It's just a cosmetic surgery, they really shouldn't pay for it.

Mommy of 2 :D 2 kids; Michigan 9 posts
9th Jun '11

I live in Mi and medicaid covered my son's circumcision

GONE..................... Georgia 17421 posts
9th Jun '11
Quoting Caiden's Mommy(TTC#2):" If he is covered on medicaid, they should do it. At least that's how it is in Oklahoma. My friend didn't pay anything out of pocket for her son's circumcision. "


he is covered on medicaid and they are charging.
i know its a cosmetic procedure, and its not a big deal in my book, but i just wonder why i wasnt charged two years ago.

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
9th Jun '11
Quoting Google:" do some plans cover it and some dont? my little nephew was covered on medicaid and the hospital wants 200.00 to do the procedure. when josiah was born it was covered. does it just vary plan to plan?"


it covered my son's too.
Maybe it was just an insurance error?... OR it could vary plan to plan as well.

GONE..................... Georgia 17421 posts
9th Jun '11
Quoting InkDMomma:" it covered my son's too. Maybe it was just an insurance error?... OR it could vary plan to plan as well."


hehe the dad called me since he knew i had medicaid and was bitching because he only had a hundred bucks.



i was like "well, this is just the beginning, wait till you get all the other unexpected bills children bring"