(Closed) IUD coverage and Obamacare

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think they meant oral contraception only.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

I don’t know about non-oral contraception, but some plans were grandfathered in (don’t have to cover, I believe) and for plans (like mine) that the renewal date was before August 1st (July 1st in my case)……..they don’t have to cover until the NEXT renewal rolls around, so not until next July. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Taeyers:  Can you call the insurance company and ask why they won’t cover the IUD?

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Taeyers:  Does your university have a religious affiliation? 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i actually think i heard something about university/college health plans being an exception to that rule

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve read something to this affect from multiple places:

“If [a woman’s private health insurance] plan has not changed since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in March 2010, it can be grandfathered in and does not have to adhere to the co-pay free rules.”

I don’t know if that is the full issue though.  I know I had to still pay my co-pay on Monday when I picked up my birth control pills.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/fact-checking-free-birth-control-day/story?id=16900144#.UDaZg02PVek

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I heard the same thing as hisgoosiegirlI still had to pay last time I went to the pharmacy, but I’m waiting until January to see how it all pans out.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Taeyers:  i know–if it’s true it doesnt make sense at all. don’t quote me on it. it just rang a bell in my head.

 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Do you have to go through the university to get it? 

I would research Planned Parenthood or similar organizations in your area, they often help women to obtain the treatments that are left out of their insurance plans.  I got my BC through them for years when I was a teenager because my pediactric doctor wouldn’t give me the prescription without notifying my parents; so I just got it through them instead and they upheld my privacy rights.  

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I got my Mirena for free through Planned Parenthood.  Definitely check them out if your insurance won’t cover it!

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