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circumcision (should insurance cover it?) Tea Bag McGee Due November 21 (girl); 2 kids; tardis, OS, United States 6931 posts
4th Dec '12

I have seen in some states where it is covered and in others it is not.
i personally dont believe in circumcision unless there is a medical reason and it should always be a last resort. but that is me. and i know others feel different then i do.. some even think that it shouldn't be done at all medical or not, And others think its should be done because that's what they wish to do with there child.
But all in all some insurance does not cover it and would like the person who is deciding to circumcise there child to pay out of pocket for it. and for those states who do that should they cover it or should they make the person wishing to do so pay out of pocket?



this did spark from another post.

Rafael's Mommy ♥ Texas 764 posts
4th Dec '12

I don't think it should be covered by insurance unless it is medically necessary.

IDID-VBAC 12/09 2 kids; Alaska 44106 posts
4th Dec '12

I will have to look at our policy but I am pretty certain that our insurance feels it is a cosmetic procedure (unless there is a medical need) and will not cover it.

user banned California 36390 posts
4th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rafael's Mommy ♥:</b>" I don't think it should be covered by insurance unless it is medically necessary."</blockquote>




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Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 47188 posts
4th Dec '12

It's considered a cosmetic procedure, it shouldn't be covered by insurance.

Baby B<3 1 angel baby; 16167 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Rafael's Mommy ♥:" I don't think it should be covered by insurance unless it is medically necessary."


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IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Rafael's Mommy ♥:" I don't think it should be covered by insurance unless it is medically necessary."


Agreed! n Maine they will only cover it if it is done before you leave the hospital after you are discharged it comes out of your own pocket.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23061 posts
4th Dec '12

It shouldn't be covered unless medically needed.

1 child; United Kingdom 1719 posts
4th Dec '12

I think they should have to pay for it. You pay for other cosmetic procedures.
Over here it will be done for medical reasons on the NHS for free. Cosmetic or religious reasons you have to pay for a private doctor, if you can find one willing to do it as it isn't the 'done thing' here.

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32450 posts
4th Dec '12

Like a nose job, insurance should only cover it if it's medically necessary, not aesthetically desired.

martinez♥ Due February 13; 2 kids; Fort Myers, Florida 2596 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Rafael's Mommy ♥:" I don't think it should be covered by insurance unless it is medically necessary."


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J+D=4 4 kids; Beverly Hills, California 14683 posts
4th Dec '12

I think it should be covered.. it's a commonly practiced procedure that is second-nature to a lot of people now. it has been accepted by many as part of birth for a boy. honestly, until coming on BG I had never known many people to opt not to have it done.

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Cocking, EU, Europe 126093 posts
status 4th Dec '12

IDK I guess since technically its considered a cosmetic procedure it would probably be best if all insurance companies stopped covering it unless medically necessary. But if thats the case they also need to cover procedures that are normally considered cosmetic that are ruled medical.




I hope that makes sense i'm seriously lacking coffee today.

cookie monster (a and p) Due March 2; 2 kids; West Virginia 4452 posts
4th Dec '12

Circumcision is mostly a cosmetic procedure, rarely is it medically necessary.



Insurance (medical card, etc) will not cover braces as well unless it's medically necessary because braces are purely "cosmetic" most of the time, why should circumcision be any different?

1 child; United Kingdom 1719 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting J+D=4:" I think it should be covered.. it's a commonly practiced procedure that is second-nature to a lot of ... [snip!] ... by many as part of birth for a boy. honestly, until coming on BG I had never known many people to opt not to have it done. "


I'm the opposite, before coming to BG I didn't even realize it was being done for cosmetic reasons. I was a bit shocked :?