1. Women are being denied maternity or health coverage by local health insurers and national health insurers for preexisting conditions like cesarean.
2. Women who have cesareans are being denied payment to their care providers, despite their care provider's insistence on the surgery
3. Obstetricians are perpetrating insurance fraud by refusing to offer safer vaginal birth or forcing women into cesareans without indication and causing cesareans through nonmedically indicated induction.
4. States with legal midwifery coverage and medicaid reimbursement are not giving out midwives names as a part of the plan because the medicaid providers don't have them in their "plan" despite the legality and safety.
5. Malpractice insurers are determining whether or not obstetricians can do VBAC and therefore, whether or not hospitals or care providers are causing more women and babies to be harmed by elective cesarean without indication.
6. Many insurance organizations have OB's in the industry helping to advise them or owning the insurance policies driving these acts, such as PLICO in Oklahoma.
So what does this say? The entire insurance industry from top to bottom is a mess in regards to the health of women and babies and are completely complicit in the cesarean crisis.
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