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Old Nov 28th, 2010, 00:55 AM   1
CedarWood
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Info for those in the US


http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-...,6088034.story




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Old Nov 28th, 2010, 01:29 AM   2
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That's horrible, but in the US there are alot of ways to actually get that covered through the state and federal government depends upon how much you make and alot of places will let you make payments. I don't have health insurance at all and we pay for all of my stuff out of pocket. You gotta MacGyver alot of that stuff. My OBGYN charges about 70 per visit, which includes any labs she does, so I don't consider that too bad at all and we're saving up for when we TTC so we can cover the meds and doctor visits and stuff to get pregnant.



 
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Old Nov 28th, 2010, 11:17 AM   3
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I think its actually pretty fair. A complicated delivery can cost 100s of thousands of dollars, I had an emergency c-section last time and was in hospital for 10 days, at an estimated cost of 150k. They have to make money somehow

If you are sexually active it makes sense to get the maternity rider just in case. Saves being caught out and having full health insurance is priceless. If you are low income you can get goverenment assistance, if not then you should budget it in.



 
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Old Nov 28th, 2010, 11:44 AM   4
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Hi CedarWood,

Thanks for sharing.

This article is slanted, written by affiliates of Kaiser. I personally take it with a grain of salt because I know firsthand how crooked Kaiserpermanente is at pushing their agenda.

The bottom line of this article is read your insurance policy thoroughly before you get preggo so you'll know exactly what to expect.



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Old Nov 28th, 2010, 16:49 PM   5
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Obama's new law on health care says that insurance companies can NOT deny a pregnant woman. Pregnancy is no longer allowed to be a "pre-existing" condition. Not sure if that particular law has taken effect to date yet or not, if it hasnt it will within the year for sure.
As for getting it covered by the state, i was covered because we JUST qualified. then my husband started a new job and made a couple hundred over the limit. Obviously it wasn't enough for us to make enough money to pay for private coverage but it was too much to get help. that is bullshit in my opinion...



 
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Old Dec 3rd, 2010, 16:05 PM   6
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It has. I'm diabetic and no insurance company can refuse me either.



 
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