Quoting Amelia Margaret:" I'm totally seeing this from a different side. As someone who lives in a non-mandated state and who has ... [snip!] ... is why coverage is not already mandated for all states. Most people are not able to understand without having experienced it."
Sounds like some of you donít understand the petition.. I live in Illinois where there is a state mandate for infertility coverage. People on medicaid are not eligible. Example; you have to have an HMO plan and the company you work for must have over 25 employees to be eligible. The petition isn't to make state insurance (Medicaid) cover infertility. The petition is to make it law that insurance companies such as blue cross blue shield will cover diagnostic testing for infertility such as simple hormonal blood work, ultrasounds.. Many insurance companies will not cover blood work test even test for PCOS, the lab work is over $1000.
I donít see how getting blood work and ultrasounds done to figure out whatís going on with your body is elective? I didn't make the choice to have PCOS, thereís so much more to PCOS than infertility.. PCOS can lead to diabetes, stroke, heart attack, and uterine cancer from going a long time without a period.