Why are some middle-class women denied health insurance coverage if they had C-Sections?
Interestingly, Congress has been listening to women testify that they have had C-sections and have been denied health insurance because they will not undergo sterilizations. See the article, “After Caesareans, Some See Higher Insurance Cost – NYTimes.com.” See the uTube video, “Peggy Robertson tells her story of insurance denial.” According to the NY Times article, “Some insurance companies exempt women from raising the rates of insurance if they get sterilized.” The reason why is that it cost more to have a Caesarean section (C-Section) than to have a natural birth. There’s the added risk that the scar from the former C-section in the uterus might open up during labor or birth. Recently, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) thought it morally repugnant and offensive that some private insurers would demand sterilization of females that had applied for individual health insurance, according to the Oct. 16, 2009 Examiner.com article, “Women Told to Get Sterilized or No Health Insurance. Also see