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Old 12-25-2010, 02:34 PM   #21
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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.
In the title the OP specified that they don't cover routine circs. A medically necessary circ (however few and far between) is not a routine circumcision

I know it's not covered in WA--all of our foster babies were intact

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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.
I drive for medicaid and I know a lot of moms didn't do it because of the cost. Some still do though. It was $125 when my son was born but I think it's $400 now.
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I drive for medicaid and I know a lot of moms didn't do it because of the cost. Some still do though. It was $125 when my son was born but I think it's $400 now.
6 years ago when I was PG with DS2 I was told that it would cost $600 here in springfield. My SIL was told $175 in Bolivar (4 years ago) so I guess it depends on where you live. I also know someone who paid for it, or rather her parents wanted it done so they paid for it.
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I wonder if we'll ever progress to the point where they will only 'allow' medically necessary circumcisions?
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Wonders why a woman CANNOT choose to have her tubes tied, but we can choose a cosmetic procedure for our sons, and have the government pay for it???... hmm....

I REALLY wish OH medicaid hadn't covered circumcision when DS was born. I didn't know any better, but I know if it wasn't covered, it wouldn't have got done because we didn't have the money for it, and I already felt bad to doing it to him.
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I really hope it wasn't across the board ban and they allow for medically necessary circumcision.
It's not, medically necessary circumcisions are still covered, as they should be.

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I wonder if we'll ever progress to the point where they will only 'allow' medically necessary circumcisions?
We will, but that kind of progress is a long way away.

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I REALLY wish OH medicaid hadn't covered circumcision when DS was born. I didn't know any better, but I know if it wasn't covered, it wouldn't have got done because we didn't have the money for it, and I already felt bad to doing it to him.
We all make mistakes but as others have said when you know better, you do better.
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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).
Yes but it's not exactly a religious "right" to have your insurance company pay for a procedure. Tricare doesn't pay for a boob job for me because Gaia said so
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The religious argument goes both ways...are the same people that want Medicaid to cover "religiously necessary" circ's wanting Medicaid to for "religiously necessary" female genital mutilation done by some African tribes? It goes both ways. If we pay for one, we pay for all.

I personally think we should pay for none. If you want to circ your child, you can pay for it yourself.
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Yes but it's not exactly a religious "right" to have your insurance company pay for a procedure. Tricare doesn't pay for a boob job for me because Gaia said so
I'm totally not trying to start an argument here, but I think it was very
disrespectful to use that as an comparison for my commandment of circumcising my son, and the smily is ridiculous.


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The religious argument goes both ways...are the same people that want Medicaid to cover "religiously necessary" circ's wanting Medicaid to for "religiously necessary" female genital mutilation done by some African tribes? It goes both ways. If we pay for one, we pay for all.

I personally think we should pay for none. If you want to circ your child, you can pay for it yourself.
I agree, and I did pay for it myself. I wasn't debating if we should pay for anything, just wanted to point out it isn't always black and white.

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I agree, and I did pay for it myself. I wasn't debating if we should pay for anything, just wanted to point out it isn't always black and white.
My post was totally not directed towards yours. Sorry if it came across that way. It was directed at the poster suggesting that there would be a religious lawsuit.
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