Have barely left my room today. Had great plans of accomplishing several things.. decided I would write that letter to the hospital to tell them that I want a tubal ligation rather than essure. Re-read the badly photocopied page of information..
"We now offer a new sterilization method at (hospital). This method is now our offer to women who desire sterilization."
Sounds very much like it's their only offer, doesn't it? Later in the letter it says that in the case of failure (approximately 10% chance), laproscopic sterilization will be offered.
Planning to call and ask tomorrow.. Phone hours of 10:00 to 12:00.. will I even be out of bed by then? If I really try, I suppose I could.
The co-pay for female sterilization was set to the ridiculously high price of 6079 NOK (900 USD) because that's half the actual cost of performing a tubal ligation. But now they have Essure, the new and shiny sterilization method that is easier, cheaper, safer, no scars and shorter recovery time, and they charge the same price as for tubal ligation. Essure should be cheaper, dammit!