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Please share your stories of insurance discrimination!

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 […]

Does insurance pay when you leave the hospital against medical advice?

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The more I read about women birthing in hospitals, the more stories I read of women who are lied to and threatened.  If we can’t trust our provider, how can we trust when they say we need a cesarean?

Don’t get me wrong, there are great hospital-based providers out there, but it can be really hard for your everyday mom to be able to connect with them. Generally, care providers can be broken down into three categories.  There may be a supportive provider in your area, you just need to know where to look.

Here is an email from a home birth […]

Florida law mandates that insurance covers homebirth

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 […]