Comment: No insurance pays for circumcisions in the U.S. without a reason

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No insurance pays for circumcisions in the U.S. without a reason

The parents saying that they want it done doesn't count as a reason. The procedure is considered cosmetic and unnecessary, and so it's a cash up front procedure (about $300). If circumcision prevents HIV in Africa, it stands to reason that it should do the same thing here. They hammer kids with Hepatitis B vaccines when they are hours old to prevent Hep B transmission at a future time because of the $150/shot X 3 cost, imo. Gardasil is recommended for every child for the same reason $150/shot X 3. Circumcisions have become a luxury item.