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May 25th, 2012, 07:29 AM
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Here's an introduction of myself, a vent already.
But I have to just get the anger released and then move on.
I am very, very grateful to have access to health insurance. That being said, our policy will not cover ANYTHING (no visits, no testing, no nothing) until I pay out of pocket $1000. This is a POS, not a high deductible plan. And they don't see the business irony of covering 100% newborn nursery care, but not mother's care. What's one reason for high nursery care (your bucks, Mr. Insurance man)? Lack of prenatal care. And with a $1000 price tag, which I'll pay, that's a hefty burden for many.

OK, vent over. Sorry about that.
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May 25th, 2012, 07:48 AM
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I've often been frustrated over this exact same issue. I don't understand how the educated individuals who run the health care system can be so stupid, but it happens. I'm sorry your out of pocket costs are going to be so high.
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May 25th, 2012, 08:16 AM
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Vent away! I am sorry, that is really crappy. I ended up with about $4,000 in copays for dd1. Turns out they treated pregnancy just like any other hospital stay so i owed 10% of everything (dd was 6 weeks early and i had a csection so it added up quick). So i understand your frustration. I changed health insurance plans since then so i hope it is better this time around.
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May 25th, 2012, 09:11 AM
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I hate messing with insurance companies! I have to mess with the state insurance next week. Not looking forward to that. Last time with Olivia it was a big mess because they kept loosing stuff.
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May 25th, 2012, 10:12 AM
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The solidarity helps, though I wish none of you also had to deal with this crap too.
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May 25th, 2012, 06:35 PM
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Oh man! That is totally the pits
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