I’m forwarding this from ICAN. Please forward far and wide. We have the government’s attention. They are ready to hear our stories. Let’s turn the frustration, anger, and pain into real change!
If you have have discriminated against due to your prior cesarean, our government needs to hear about it!
ICAN needs stories about discriminatory insurance practices based on a previous cesarean. This can include but is not limited to demands for sterilization, restrictions on how soon you can have another pregnancy and be covered, higher premiums, restrictions on the total amount of benefits they will pay, excessively high deductibles […]
Found this blog where another woman uses Florida law to get her insurance to cover her homebirth.
Here is Florida Statute Number 627.6574, but it’s section 7 that spells it out very clearly. I’ve bolded it for your reading pleasure….
1) Any group, blanket, or franchise policy of health insurance that provides coverage for maternity care must also cover the services of certified nurse-midwives and midwives licensed pursuant to chapter 467, and the services of birth centers licensed under ss. 383.30-383.335.(2) Any group, blanket, or franchise policy of health insurance that provides maternity and newborn coverage may not limit coverage […]