This Kaiser Health News article highlights the challenges of women attempting to obtain coverage for appropriate birth control options recommended by their physicians.
The article shows how insurance coverage is driven by a chart developed by the FDA for consumer education, not intended to exclude insurance coverage for other types of birth control.
Insurance companies further restrict coverage by limiting options to a list of approved products and requiring patients to given reasons why they cannot use other forms of contraceptive methods before other products will be approved.
Key Takeaway: Missing from insurance decisions is the patient’s choice in her birth control options and her physician’s recommendation.
If you or someone you know is having these kinds of issues with your insurance, please contact Kantor & Kantor at 888-569-6013 or use our online contact form. We understand, and we can help.