National Infertility Awareness Week 2014 - Failing at Fertility?
"The ability to reproduce is one of the most basic human desires and functions. Why can't we help fix the reproductive system?"
As we continue to honor National Infertility Awareness Week, a look at the country's fertility report card for insurance coverage. We're pleased to see Illinois is at the top of the list, but it's disappointing that more states are not following suite when it comes to infertility coverage.
"We believe that infertility is a disease and we would love to see it covered by insurance as standard of care," said Barbara Collura, president and CEO of RESOLVE: the National Infertility Association. "Not everyone needs IVF, but if their diagnosis requires IVF, or surgery or drug intervention, we would want all of those covered."
The hope is that through outreach and education – what National Infertility Awareness Week strives to address – legislation may begin to shift. What do you think? Should infertility be considered similar to another medical condition?