Health insurance and STD tests

Health insurance and STD tests

NarcissisticLust NarcissisticLust
I am in the process of writing a brief persuasive paper about mandating health insurance companies cover STD exams. I value the opinion of the collective Eden Community and would appreciate your feedback. If you choose to respond, none of your personal information will be used in this paper I would only like to understand people's general feeling towards this subject.
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Covering STD tests WILL encourage reckless behavior.
Covering STD tests will NOT encourage reckless behavior.
DeliciousSurprise , Waterfall , MeliPixie , Lucidity , ToyTimeTim , BadassFatass , Redboxbaby , Coralbell , Lio , namelesschaos , Dusk , MaryExy , darthkitt3n , Miss T , bluekaren , Jul!a , sixfootsex , horngry , Kdlips , sexyk515 , chidoll , El-Jaro , PiratePrincess , LennaKieran , Smitty , Miss Morphine , DCorrelle , daniel and frances , ToriToy , TboyTy , Ghost , Noira Celestia , mmike1900 , Miss Anonymous , LostBoy988 , potstickers , LikeSunshineDust , Nipplopulous , Lucky21 , Callisto , wetone123 , sweetcaroline , FaerieLove , Starkiller87 , Mihoshi4301 , Beck , Jenyana , digit88 , Gone (LD29) , animepanda89 , KaelVonrik
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Covering STD tests WILL increase testing rates.
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Covering STD tests will NOT increase testing rates.
The majority of sexually active people do NOT get STD tests because of financial problems.
DeliciousSurprise , Waterfall , MeliPixie , Lucidity , ToyTimeTim , BadassFatass , Redboxbaby , namelesschaos , Dusk , MaryExy , darthkitt3n , Miss T , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , Jul!a , sixfootsex , chidoll , Woman China , *HisMrs* , El-Jaro , PiratePrincess , Miss Morphine , DCorrelle , TboyTy , mmike1900 , Kayla , Miss Anonymous , potstickers , Callisto , wetone123 , Beck , Jenyana , Gone (LD29) , animepanda89 , KaelVonrik
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Financial problems do NOT effect STD testing.
Other, please explain.
DeliciousSurprise , padmeamidala , Lady Venus , Jenyana
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Total votes: 139 (59 voters)
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bluekaren bluekaren
The health department does STD exams for free... I thought all health insurance companies did cover STD exams?
04/11/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by NarcissisticLust
I am in the process of writing a brief persuasive paper about mandating health insurance companies cover STD exams. I value the opinion of the collective Eden Community and would appreciate your feedback. If you choose to respond, none of your ...
I don't understand some of the questions. Like: "The majority of sexually active people do NOT get STD tests because of financial problems." etc. Without doing a lot of research, I'd have NO way of knowing the answer to this. This isn't an opinion question. It's either a fact or not.

Also, most insurance companies cover STD testing as part of regular exams.

The problem is, if you "mandate" something, people won't be able to say no to a procedure or test. People have the right to say no to testing. I refused an HIV test during my pregnancies, because I know some tests for HIV can show a false positive during pregnancy.

I've actually never heard of a insurance company who didn't cover testing for STDs.

Is this a problem in your area?
04/11/2011
Kdlips Kdlips
i thinks it's good they cover testing for STDs.
04/11/2011
sexyk515 sexyk515
i don't think so
04/11/2011
sassyNsensual sassyNsensual
Most health insurance companies cover STD testing and even if they didn't most communities have a centers where you can not only get tested but also get treated for free
04/11/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I went to a community clinic once to get tested. Basically, they asked a few questions and then gave me a cup to pee in. The general vibe was "If you don't have any symptoms, you're probably clean. But here's a cup to test for the one you won't feel symptoms for now."
04/12/2011
NarcissisticLust NarcissisticLust
I have not put much research into this paper yet but was interested to look into how accessible STD exams are for the general public, with or without health insurance, especially with the debate over Planned Parenthood funding- which has become a political agenda opposed to concern for women's health. However I am considering changing my topic to comprehensive sex education in public schools. Sorry for the questions which were posted before finding sources or facts.
04/12/2011
Smitty Smitty
I wouldn't say that a MAJORITY of sexually active people don't get tested because of financial issues, but I think at least a good chunk don't, especially when you're considering college-age kids. To get a full STD test, even at a "free clinic," isn't cheap if you're having blood work done.
04/27/2011
Lady Venus Lady Venus
I'm in Canada so thankfully it's "free" for me (though we pay out of our asses for it through taxes etc) but I do understand why sexually active people would not get tested for STDs because of financial problems.
06/14/2011
daniel and frances daniel and frances
Quote:
Originally posted by NarcissisticLust
I am in the process of writing a brief persuasive paper about mandating health insurance companies cover STD exams. I value the opinion of the collective Eden Community and would appreciate your feedback. If you choose to respond, none of your ...
Great question.
06/14/2011
TboyTy TboyTy
Good topic. Financial constraint doesn't have to be an issue though. Yes testing can be expensive, but I'm always surprised at how few people know that most county public health departments do it very cheap. The county I live in runs the whole gamut for $25. I really wish they would put a bit more effort into publicizing this...
06/21/2011
mmike1900 mmike1900
INSURANCE COMPANIES DO NOT COVER HIV AND STD TESTINGS AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE. I would know, since I recently asked about that kind of coverage to my insurance company, Blue Cross Blue Shield.


Local health departments do make STD testings more affordable. Also, HIV testing is usually free. On July 11, 2011, I had my first HIV test at a local health center for free. The procedure took 15 minutes, while the whole appointment took 25 minutes. The nurses were courteous and the physician was very sweet and sincere.

Some people do not know how simple and affordable this service is in their community. Unfortunately, more people do not care that this service is accessible. Some people are too lazy to set up appointments.

By the way, my HIV test came out negative and I did not have to schedule a follow up test since I did not engage in sex in the past 6 months. I know, sad that I have such a long dry spell, but HOORAY for being clean!
07/16/2011
Kayla Kayla
Quote:
Originally posted by Smitty
I wouldn't say that a MAJORITY of sexually active people don't get tested because of financial issues, but I think at least a good chunk don't, especially when you're considering college-age kids. To get a full STD test, even at a ...
This one for me. I wanted to have one done recently, and the price for a full STD test was slightly over $150 per person. That's $300 for my partner and I. That's pretty expensive for college-aged students (that's actually ridiculous for college-aged students).
07/16/2011
Miss Anonymous Miss Anonymous
The majority of sexually active people do NOT get STD tests because of financial problems
07/21/2011
LostBoy988 LostBoy988
There should be basic coverage so that STD's can be controlled.
07/21/2011
Nipplopulous Nipplopulous
Quote:
Originally posted by NarcissisticLust
I am in the process of writing a brief persuasive paper about mandating health insurance companies cover STD exams. I value the opinion of the collective Eden Community and would appreciate your feedback. If you choose to respond, none of your ...
i also think that it's embarrassing to go and get an STD test...and that's part of the reason ppl don't go
08/06/2011
sweetcaroline sweetcaroline
Letting people KNOW they have/have not got an STD will stop the SPREAD. Hopefully.
It's scary how many people out there haven't been tested, think everything is fine, and don't think twice about where they put their hoohah or pecker!!
11/10/2011
sweetcaroline sweetcaroline
I wholeheartedly believe that the more information people have, the safer the world is. Let everyone know whether or not they have an STD... then watch the statistics change.
11/10/2011
Mihoshi4301 Mihoshi4301
I'm not sure that the majority of sexually active people don't get STD testing, but of those who don't, I think it's most likely because they can't afford to.
11/10/2011
Beck Beck
Well I know around here you can go to planned parent hood or family planning and get tested, some people qualify for free and discounted tests.

Insurance covers STD screening when you are pregnant, not sure why they would not any other time.
11/10/2011
Jenyana Jenyana
In my country, STD testing is covered by health insurance.... but still, there are many people who don't get tested, even in free clinics.

The reason? Well, there is still a lot of stigma surrounding STDs, and many people would rather be ignorant than know for sure that they have a "shameful" and possible life-threatening infection which will force them to modify the way they do things in the bedroom.

Plus, it certainly doesn't help that most doctors are very judgemental, and it's hard to explain to their sanctimonious faces why you may need, for example, a mouth or anal swab on top of the regular ones. >_<
06/27/2012
digit88 digit88
Quote:
Originally posted by NarcissisticLust
I am in the process of writing a brief persuasive paper about mandating health insurance companies cover STD exams. I value the opinion of the collective Eden Community and would appreciate your feedback. If you choose to respond, none of your ...
should be covered
06/27/2012
KaelVonrik KaelVonrik
Gov should cover STD tests
06/27/2012
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