Monday, November 19, 2007

Lack of Coverage

And no, I'm not talking about my new bikini. (Those of you who know what my body looks like these days probably just threw up a little bit.)

Our insurance company officially will not cover any part of our embryo transfer. I was right that we have coverage for infertility. I was wrong in assuming that included embryo transfers (or anything related to IVF in any way - it's in the fine print section of the exclusions.) So Eric is looking for a new job. I know that sounds extreme, but he's been thinking about it for a long time anyway.

On a related topic, we recently rented Sicko, the latest Michale Moore film. Talk about eye opening. I don't agree with Moore's politics, but you can't argue with his basic premise that the health care system in the US has some serious issues. I loved the segment about France - when he'd ask people how they were going to pay for their medical bills, they'd first say "What?" with a blank look, and then they'd think he was joking. Even IVF is fully covered for everyone. Can you imagine? Maybe we'll have to move there. Vive la France!


  1. Oh Chelsea - that is terrible news! How much does the FET cost without insurance?

  2. Christie, They haven't given us a total yet, but the estimate is around $5k. It could be much more than that if things don't go as planned (i.e. if I need surgery after my testing.) Everything is on hold right now while we figure out Eric's job situation.

  3. That is SOOO infuriating.


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