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Mandatory abortion What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
7th Feb '13

Should it be mandatory for insurance to cover abortions if they are not medically necessary?

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
7th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Let the rain fall:</b>" Should it be mandatory for insurance to cover abortions if they are not medically necessary?"</blockquote>




It would save companies a lot of money. I don't care either way though.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
7th Feb '13

No. Elective procedure.

B( o )( o )BS! 3 kids; Oregon 25898 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting Brink:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Let the rain fall:</b>" Should it be mandatory for insurance ... [snip!] ... are not medically necessary?"</blockquote> It would save companies a lot of money. I don't care either way though."


:!:



Although, with the topic "mandatory abortion," I thought this was going to be about something completely different.



But yeah...it's a medical procedure.

lunch lady 2 kids; Tennessee 2123 posts
7th Feb '13

Nah. Most insurance companies don't cover most elective procedures.

B( o )( o )BS! 3 kids; Oregon 25898 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting bbbt:" No. Elective procedure. "


for the sake of the argument, I've had one "elective" C-section, a cyst removal, a tonsillectomy, and a wisdom teeth extraction that were all covered by insurance.

κατι 1 child; Memphis, Tennessee 3143 posts
7th Feb '13

NO.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
7th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting B( o )( o )BS!:</b>" for the sake of the argument, I've had one "elective" C-section, a cyst removal, a tonsillectomy, and a wisdom teeth extraction that were all covered by insurance. "</blockquote>




That's a good point. My wisdom teeth surgery was expensive I had them knock me the f**k out and it wasnt a "needed" procedure they just suggested I have it done.

lynnsaymarie 1 child; 1 angel baby; Western, NY, United States 2772 posts
7th Feb '13

I feel like there should be a process to go through because I can definitely see people abusing that. I know some girls who have had 5 or more abortions. It shouldn't be used as birth control.

Taryn - Anya's mommy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 49462 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting Brink:" <blockquote><b>Quoting B( o )( o )BS!:</b>" for the sake of the argument, I've had ... [snip!] ... surgery was expensive I had them knock me the f**k out and it wasnt a "needed" procedure they just suggested I have it done."

Oh yeah I needed to be knocked the f**k out too when I had my wisdom teeth pulled, I was awake for one of them, and it was f**king hell

♥Daenerys 2 kids; 2 angel babies; California 8196 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting Brink:" <blockquote><b>Quoting B( o )( o )BS!:</b>" for the sake of the argument, I've had ... [snip!] ... surgery was expensive I had them knock me the f**k out and it wasnt a "needed" procedure they just suggested I have it done."


Same here. I had it done, because it was recommended, not needed.

lunch lady 2 kids; Tennessee 2123 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting B( o )( o )BS!:" for the sake of the argument, I've had one "elective" C-section, a cyst removal, a tonsillectomy, and a wisdom teeth extraction that were all covered by insurance. "


I totally thought this was going to be about something else too...



Anyways, IMO the cyst removal, tonsillectomy, and wisdom teeth wouldn't be completely "elective" if they were causing you pain and were necessary to relieve that. Assuming that's why you had them done...

B( o )( o )BS! 3 kids; Oregon 25898 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting lynnsaymarie:" I feel like there should be a process to go through because I can definitely see people abusing that. I know some girls who have had 5 or more abortions. It shouldn't be used as birth control."


I think all birth control should be free, and probably abortions should be, too. My issue is with forcing companies to cover a procedure they may or may not agree with. I'm not really sure I'd support that.



Population control is a good thing, IMO. I'd much rather see women getting free birth control and early term abortions than having babies for the foster care system. What we're doing now isn't sustainable.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting B( o )( o )BS!:" for the sake of the argument, I've had one "elective" C-section, a cyst removal, a tonsillectomy, and a wisdom teeth extraction that were all covered by insurance. "


A bad cyst could create infection. Tonsillectomy prevents recurring infection. Wisdom teeth, if compacted, also could create infection. They're all preventive procedures.



Elective c-section, I won't comment, that's all your choice and if your insurance covered it, power to ya.

B( o )( o )BS! 3 kids; Oregon 25898 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting bbbt:" A bad cyst could create infection. Tonsillectomy prevents recurring infection. Wisdom teeth, if compacted, ... [snip!] ... procedures. Elective c-section, I won't comment, that's all your choice and if your insurance covered it, power to ya. "


All of those things are true, but what I was dealing with was primarily just discomfort, and not medical emergencies.