I saw an article in the Seattle Times regarding expanded health coverage for veterans. This bill, which is being considered in the Senate, includes infertility care for Veterans and their spouses. Currently, IVF and surrogates are not covered.
I am so excited for the Veterans and their families. Of course, I'll be happier when the bill actually passes. However, I was upset by comments readers left on Seattle Times' website. It is horrible enough that men and women who protect our country and human rights of people everywhere are hurt and killed in the line of duty. It never occurred to me that thousands of men and women also lose the ability to have biological children. Since it is within our abilities to perform infertility treatments (IVF and surrogacy) that will greatly increase the chances of Veterans to have children, then we should not think twice about covering the cost.
Here is the link to the full article.
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