So, of course, mere minutes before I start cramping and bleeding yesterday, I picked up and payed OOP for my progesterone suppositories-- you know that med that was going to help me avoid a miscarriage (because I'm old)? Yeah, that one.
I paid $140 when I'm supposed to be paying the remaining $1100 of my garage roof's bill.
Then I called the OB's office to have them call the insurance company to clarify that I was prescribed the supps to help stay pregnant, not because I'm infertile. The OB's office calls me back to say that I still got rejected. I call the insurance company and they explain to me that it was my employer's choice not to cover the supps no matter what.
I work for a freaking hospital. My employer's workers are overwhelmingly predominantly women. My progesterone supps that were supposed to help me keep this baby were not covered. WTF is wrong with this picture?!?
I am so going to wait until I'm slightly less hormonal and then I am going to ask to speak to whoever it is who makes the decision on what plan we have. I want to have that person say (preferably to my face) that s/he has no problem with the fact that I spent 5 days without this drug because I had to chase down the insurance company and the OB office and then spend $140 OOP on it-- a drug that *may* have prevented this miscarriage.
I should probably point out at this time, too, that apparently, if I pay up front in full, I can get a 10% discount on any elective plastic surgery I may want to get from the plastic surgery department.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. What is effed up about my hospital's priorities for women's health care?!?