Passing along this message - I'll be calling - will you?
LADIES of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA!
WHY WAIT for REFORM THAT MIGHT NOT COME?!
What do you think would happen in every woman in the United States who has any type of maternity coverage called their health care insurer to tell them:
PLEASE CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE INSURER ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH. CALL EARLY IN ...THE DAY!
"I WANT SAFE BIRTHING CHOICES FOR HAVING MY BABY OUTSIDE OF HOSPITAL WITH A CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL MIDWIFE -- AT HOME OR AT A BIRTH CENTER.
WHEN IS YOUR COMPANY GOING TO COVER MY MATERNITY EXPENSES WHERE I WANT TO GIVE BIRTH?"
"I AM PLANNING TO HAVE A BABY NEXT YEAR (OR WHENEVER!) AND I WANT THIS COVERAGE -- SO I'M CALLING YOU & MY EMPLOYER AND MY STATE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER THIS WEEK TO ASK THIS SAME QUESTION & I NEED AN ANSWER BY [ DATE ].
What if these insurers were SIMPLY BLASTED with phone calls, faxes, emails, and other contacts? What do you think their response would be?
I don't know -- if we kept it up for about 1 week -- we might actually demonstrate to these huge companies that what women need is important and they need to listen to us! AND it might make Congress sit up & take notice.
And it wouldn't hurt to call your employer's HR department -- remember THEY are the purchasers of these policies -- and be sure that Licensed Midwives, Certified Professional Midwives, and birth outside hospital is covered in ALL STATES.
Don't wait for Congress to MAYBE do this -- DO IT NOW!
"Who ya gonna call?!" -- Always ask for a Case Manager over OB services! NEVER speak to the first person who answer the phone! They are trained to say, "No, that's not covered," or "I don't know."
THEN get the name & direct phone number of the person with whom you spoke.
Let's get it together Ladies -- and DEMONSTRATE OUR BUYING POWER!
"Comparison Shopping has never been more important!'
Joyce Moxley Thomas, MHA, CPM/LM, HCHICertified Professional Midwife/LM239Certified Hypnobabies InstructorCertified Perinatal Massage Therapist
Executive DirectorAmazing Babies Midwifery Education13768 Roswell Ave. #209Chino, CA 91710909-591-2924www.Amazing-Babies.com
AquaNatal Birth Center13768 Roswell Ave. #209Chino, CA 91710909-591-2924www.AquaNatalBirthCente
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