(Closed) insurance won’t cover ANY birth control?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
196 posts
Blushing bee

It is not normal practice.  Most companies do cover it, but some are holding out as long as possible.  By late this year or early next year, ALL insurance companies will be legally required to carry it under Obama’s new health care package.

Post # 4
5422 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I feel your pain.  When I was on my mother’s plan in college I paid $12/month.  Now schools over and Im on my own work plan its more like $75/month.  Needless to say, I sought alternatives.

Post # 5
3622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I can’t believe that. That sucks! I know it’s not the best form of BC, but you should look online to see where you can get free condoms. I know they have a ton of locations in NYC. They probably have something similar where you live.

Post # 6
5295 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

are you able to get it through your school? If not, I believe planned parenthood can be of help. 

Post # 7
1938 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My Insurance company (through my parents as well, until I get married) will cover it for a little while, but it seems like I will be on something for a month before they decide to stop covering it (first Nuva Ring, then Yaz). As far as I know though a bill has been passed that makes it so that all health insurance HAS TO cover birth control. Its supposed to go into effect this year, I am not sure what month though. 

Its a pretty pathetic world though that most insurance companies have covered VIAGRA for years and most still don’t cover birth control….. 

Post # 8
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Wow thats insane. I started getting my birth control through planned parenthood when i was in college due to my parents strict beliefs against it. I have continued to get my BC through them even now that I have health insurance because it is much cheaper. My prescription is $18 per month. You should check it out! They are so nice and I have never had any problems! 

Post # 9
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My old insurance was really amazing.. except for when it came to contraceptives. It would only cover contraceptives if your doctor wrote a letter deeming them medically necessary for you or your treatment AND the insurance co dr agreed with them. Maybe try that route – or if push comes to shove, check with Planned Parenthood

Post # 10
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I am under my moms as well and they have never covered birth control as well. I pay around $75 a month for nuvaring and that is through planned parenthood. Its rediculous but I pay it since we can’t afford to have a baby right now. I feel your pain right now though.

Post # 11
7286 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ofcourse, If guys bled out of their penis everymonth and could get pregnant, it would be free.

Anyways, that really sucks! Unless you can afford an alternative health plan theres not much to be done. I second checking out planned parent hood and see if their sliding scale can work with you!

Post # 12
3617 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

If there is a generic version try that. Mine (yaz) would be like 75$ a month but I opt for the generic version for $15. It definitely depends on your insurance though. My old job had GREAT insurance and it was only 20$ for name brand and it was 10$ for a THREE month supply of generic. 

Post # 13
688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@hisgoosiegirl: I used to get mines thru PP also while in College. They charge me based on my income and that made it dirt cheap since I was poorrrrrrrrrr.

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@Eva Peron: I so agree. If a men needs it then it would be covered a longgggggggg time ago.

Post # 16
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You should go to a county health clinic. They will have a sliding pay-scale. During college, working part-time, the most I paid was $5/pack. When I didn’t have a job at all, they were free.

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