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Healthcare - WUR
Amid all the questions of affordability, what constitutes a pre-existing condition, and more; we can all agree that healthcare plans significantly lack transparency. If you have health insurance and are seeking treatment for something like STDs, privacy is of the utmost importance, right? However, this meant that thousands of sexually active adults could still be monitored by their parents. Through the Explanations of Benefit reports EOBs - every birth control refill, pregnancy test, and STD screening and treatment gets sent directly to your parents. As the main policy holders, your parents have the right to information regarding what their insurance plan is covering.
The Health Department must ask for insurance or payment for services to meet Medicaid standards and other legal requirements. If you want to use your health insurance to pay for the visit, your insurance plan will be billed. A copayment may be required. If you do not have health insurance or do not want your insurance billed for the visit, you will be asked to pay a sliding scale fee based on your family size and yearly income.