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Old 12-25-2010, 05:18 AM   #11
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Re: SC Medicaid no longer covering routine circumcision!

That's great news. It's about time that the uninformed be denied the easy route when it comes to unnecessary genital surgery. I wonder how long before a b.s. religious discrimination suit is tried?

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Old 12-25-2010, 06:29 AM   #12
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That's great! Ohio still covers it. I SEETHE every time they deny a necessary item or med for my severely disabled DD, knowing that parents are getting FREE cosmetic surgery for their unconsenting baby boys.

I wish the people choosing to circ would know they are taking needed funds away from people who have REAL medical conditions. I know it's a selfish thought, but really, when my DD is projectile vomiting large amounts of blood because they didn't want to pay for PREVACID, it just ticks me off. I can't think of any other procedure that's paid for by medicaid that is so unnecessary.
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Old 12-25-2010, 06:33 AM   #13
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That's great news. It's about time that the uninformed be denied the easy route when it comes to unnecessary genital surgery. I wonder how long before a b.s. religious discrimination suit is tried?
I don't think that will ever happen. Religious circs are performed my mohels and medicaid will not reimburse them anyway. There are a lot of christians who claim religious beliefs and circ in the hospital, but I don't think it would stand up in court since the bible clearly states that it is unnecessary for christians. That and "medically necessary" and "religiously necessary" are two totally different things. Insurance should cover one, but not the other.
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Yes, this is frustrating to me too. DFS has had several meds that he needs due to some complications he's having denied by IN Medicaid this week, but his circ was paid for. Then they had to pay to have re-constructive surgery when the ped that circ'd him at 4 pounds 12 ounces did a terribly job and he got severe adhesions.

Where is the logic????
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That and "medically necessary" and "religiously necessary" are two totally different things. Insurance should cover one, but not the other.
This exactly. Insurance is there to keep you healthy. Your religious beliefs are between you and your religious leaders/place of worship.
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Ladies I think all the military mamas (and otherwise!) need to start writing letters to Tricare!!!
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I don't think that will ever happen. Religious circs are performed my mohels and medicaid will not reimburse them anyway. There are a lot of christians who claim religious beliefs and circ in the hospital, but I don't think it would stand up in court since the bible clearly states that it is unnecessary for christians. That and "medically necessary" and "religiously necessary" are two totally different things. Insurance should cover one, but not the other.
Not all are, ours was done by a pediatric urologist. Ummm, and not all Christians believe the same things, nor are there only two religions (Judaism and Christianity).

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Old 12-25-2010, 02:21 PM   #19
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Actually they are the 17th state to cut out circumcision funding. I really hope it wasn't across the board ban and they allow for medically necessary circumcision. Admittedly medically necessary procedures will be few and far between but I am just worried they made an across the board decision. I have seen too many times where Medicaid made a penny wise but pound foolish decision that ultimately cost them 10 times the amount down the round due to foolish short sighted savings. Yes, not paying for PPI's is a good example mentioned above.

My own child wound up hospitalized because he was denied his PPI for over a month. He got sick that month and the combination of the two landed him in the SICU severely dehydrated with unstable vitals. I wonder how much more a 36 hour SICU stay cost them versus paying for the PPI up front. Of course after that Medicaid gladly started paying for all my sons PPI's without any fuss including the premium name brand one that wasn't even on their approval list because it was the one he had to have.

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Yay! hopefully more states do this. I personally know people here in MO that didnt circ simply because they didnt want to pay out of pocket for it.
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