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So just found out Mother of amazing kids 3 kids; Arizona 257 posts
Dec 7th '12

That insurance companies won't cover circumcision anymore, unless it is medically needed. Why? It is going to cost 400 dollars to get him circumcise. They said that insurances stopped paying because people aren't doing it anymore. Why would people do that it is something that is needed. Has anyone else heard this?

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
Dec 7th '12
Quoting Mother of 4 :):" That insurance companies won't cover circumcision anymore, unless it is medically needed. Why? It is ... [snip!] ... because people aren't doing it anymore. Why would people do that it is something that is needed. Has anyone else heard this?"


It's not needed.



ETA but no, I thought it was covered. I wouldn't know though since I didn't circ my son and won't circ this one either.

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44855 posts
Dec 7th '12

Circumcision isn't medically necessary.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
Dec 7th '12
Quoting Mother of 4 :):" That insurance companies won't cover circumcision anymore, unless it is medically needed. Why? It is ... [snip!] ... because people aren't doing it anymore. Why would people do that it is something that is needed. Has anyone else heard this?"


It isn't needed. It's elective, which is why many are not covering it anymore. They found that the potential benefits are not enough to suggest doing it routinely.

GlitterGirl_Xo 2 kids; Virginia 2356 posts
Dec 7th '12

Circumcison is not technically needed. it *could* be a preventative measure though.

Raωkeℓ 1 child; Costa Rica 8257 posts
Dec 7th '12

It is not needed. Do some research- you will learn a lot.

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44855 posts
Dec 7th '12
Quoting she nan igans:" It isn't needed. It's elective, which is why many are not covering it anymore. They found that the potential benefits are not enough to suggest doing it routinely. "

It took me forever to figure out what the hell your name is lol.

SemiCharmed 2 kids; Oklahoma 12047 posts
Dec 7th '12

It is not needed for every little boy. Some boys do go on to have to be circumcised but across the board, it is not needed.



And you know how insurance is...they will do anything to get out of paying for things.

Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49564 posts
Dec 7th '12

It is considered a cosmetic procedure.

tinana+3 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 48329 posts
Dec 7th '12

Talk to whomever is doing it (sometimes it's the pedi, sometimes the OB) and figure out if they bill or expect payment. Our second's circ was billed to us.

GlitterGirl_Xo 2 kids; Virginia 2356 posts
Dec 7th '12
Quoting SemiCharmed:" It is not needed for every little boy. Some boys do go on to have to be circumcised but across the board, ... [snip!] ... across the board, it is not needed. And you know how insurance is...they will do anything to get out of paying for things. "


this! sad...

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
Dec 7th '12
Quoting Love Wedge +2:" It took me forever to figure out what the hell your name is lol."


ahaha!



yeah. I totally just wanted Shenanigan's, but Mara allows no Shenanigan's!! Despite all the names with b***h and d**k and whatnot, no other version of the Shenanigan's was allowed.

KShorter 2 kids; Utah 468 posts
Dec 7th '12

We paid $200 out of pocket for each of our son's to be circumsized.



It is considered a "cosmetic procedure", which is why insurance and Medicaid do not cover it.



It will cost you more if the circ him at the hospital after he's born, just FYI.
So if you REALLY want him to be circ'd, then i suggest getting it done at the Dr's office. Most Dr's office's charge less IF you pay on the day the procudure is done.

Mrs.Dani Due July 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oxnard, California 10272 posts
Dec 7th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mother of 4 :):</b>" That insurance companies won't cover circumcision anymore, unless it is medically needed. Why? It is ... [snip!] ... because people aren't doing it anymore. Why would people do that it is something that is needed. Has anyone else heard this?"</blockquote>



It's not needed and i think the reason they stopped is cause it is a cosmetic surgery,

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
Dec 7th '12

I know a place that does it for 185 if you live in south az