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Insurer must pay for boy's breast reduction

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by sportschick, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

  2. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    Nero fiddles
  3. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Gynecomastia (excerpt from Wikipedia):

    The condition can occur physiologically in neonates, in adolescents, and in the elderly. In adolescent boys the condition is often a source of distress, but for the large majority of boys whose pubertal gynecomastia is not due to obesity, the breast development shrinks or disappears within a couple of years. The causes of common gynecomastia remain uncertain, although it has generally been attributed to an imbalance of sex hormones or the tissue responsiveness to them; a root cause is rarely determined for individual cases. Breast prominence can result from hypertrophy of breast tissue, chest adipose tissue and skin, and is typically a combination.
  4. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    If this article doesn't sum up why America is falling precipitously, I'm not sure what would.

    1. Boy needs his tits reduced. (i.e., we're fat, as a country)

    2. Insurer has to pay for it.

    3. It had to be litigated.

    4. It's a news story.

    I'm not sure what the category is, but this has to be up for some kind of post/story of the year, IMO.
  5. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Did you see my post? You may be a bit off base about your first premise being relevant here.
  6. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I believe it said in the story that the kid's boobs were not the result of his weight.

    Also, most insurers do cover women's breast reductions. They should cover it for men if needed as well, IMHPO.
  7. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    I did. My bad. I posted < I saw it, and I am off-base in my first premise, as well as my 2nd premise. :*(
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Man, if I had D-cups, I'd never leave the house.
  9. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    At least for 8 seconds :D
  10. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    You know what, it sounds similar to those cases where girls are menstruating too early, because hormones are getting set-off too early/imbalanced. That could start a whole different rant.

    File my second post on the thread in the "Rok f*cks up again" dossier, which grows by the day. :)
  11. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    Let me add to that: If she had D cups, I'd never leave the house. ;)
  12. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Will the insurer pay for JDV's calf implants?
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