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Friday, February 17, 2006

Support Infertility Coverage

Lori and Jenny are doing their part in rallying support for infertility coverage. Jenny has several good arguments on her blog of why infertility should be covered.

My tax dollars pay for drug and alcohol treatment, but I can't get covered for infertility because having babies is a choice!! So is doing drugs.

By the way, I'm sure my tax dollars pay for abortions for crack whores and young teenagers who don't want to tell their parents they had sex! If insurance covers the killing of babies, why can it not cover the creation of babies. Pro-life or Pro-choice doesn't matter here. I'm looking at fairness. For every abortion an insurance company or welfare program funds they should have to perform an IVF cycle also.

Having babies is a choice, so is not having babies, so if you're going to pay for people who CHOOSE to not get pregnant, or terminate their pregnancies, shouldn't you also have to pay medical treatment for those who CHOOSE to want to get pregnant?

I say the government/insurance companies should pay all or none of it. No favoristism.

Those of you standing up for treatment coverage, Thank You and please let me know how I can help.

5 Comments:

  • At 11:06 AM, Blogger Michelle said…

    I do agree with you. However, it will probally never happen just looking at the cost involved. Abortions are cheaper. Drug & Alcohol rehabs can be quite costly though...It would be a good idea though, if insurances were to pay for procedures such as IVF; the cost would be seriously controlled and it probally wouldnt be as near as expensive as it is right now!!! One could make the same arguement as why insurance pays for viagra but not birthcontrol.....

     
  • At 11:28 AM, Blogger seattlegal said…

    I agree with you. I wrote a big long post on my non-infertility blog (www.imperium.org/me) a few days ago and have been arguing with a friend of mine about it. I'm not holding my breath that it will happen, but I really hope it does. I wish I could go to DC in March to help out and to make our voices heard!

     
  • At 9:12 PM, Blogger Nique said…

    Yeah Lisa that does sound unfair, I think people in Australia do get some medicial benefits for ivf etc and they should because I agree with you, if government can fund abortions, then they can fund infertitly treatments.

     
  • At 3:48 PM, Blogger Just another Jenny said…

    Thank you for the support. I am just happy that I might have an opportunity to have a "voice" about the inequality we are faced with in the medical system.

    I am going to include the point about abortion. It is similar to my point about vasectomy's. It's just doesn't make sense to fund those and not infertilty when we need to be increasing the population.

     
  • At 4:34 PM, Anonymous Lori said…

    Thanks for helping spread the word!

     

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