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Would Obama's health plan cover infertility treatment and surgeries?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:23 PM on Jul. 27, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Don't know, good question though.

    soonmommyof3

    Answer by soonmommyof3 at 9:23 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • I hope so! I think EVERYTHING should be covered.
    Yoshi_Yoshi

    Answer by Yoshi_Yoshi at 9:32 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • I think that is like a luxury thing. Thats also pre-existing
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:46 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • Highly doubtful!! The purpose of this plan is to CUT costs not help people increase costs by increasing the number of dependents who will also need health care! BUT, if this plan is anything like the UK's version (NHS), then you will have a VERY small window of IVF opportunity!


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1196083/Fury-NHS-trust-says-women-39-5-40-years-old-IVF.html


    And as for surgery--it will ABSOLUTELY depend on your age, and whether you will be a "fully functioning member of society" following surgery!  If you're "old," have physical or mental disabilities....too bad.....your surgery would be consodered a waste of money, and we can't have any of that!!! (sarcasm)

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:48 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • I highly doubt it since the plan's goal is to cut costs and cut population numbers.
    luvmybabieskna

    Answer by luvmybabieskna at 9:53 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • It should. All insurance should cover infertility treatment and surgery. It's a medical condition.
    DEpley

    Answer by DEpley at 10:08 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • Infertility may be a medical condition, but will your life or quality of life be negatively affected if you cannot bear a child?
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:14 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • I would assume it would be considered an Elective, so not covered. People Choose to have children, you wont die if you don't. It would not be cost effective now would it?\
    TinasTribe

    Answer by TinasTribe at 10:23 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • Quality of life can not be affected by not being able to concieve. Maybe in your mind but not physically. And again, mental health after a certain age will not be covered. Enjoy being young now and pray you are healthy when you are old.
    ronjwake

    Answer by ronjwake at 10:29 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • And as for surgery--it will ABSOLUTELY depend on your age, and whether you will be a "fully functioning member of society" following surgery! If you're "old," have physical or mental disabilities....too bad.....your surgery would be consodered a waste of money
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    That is a scare tactic and untrue. You are taking a touchy issue of resources (should an elderly person dying of cancer have an extensive surgury when they will die of the cancer soon, other icky issues) and turning it into a reason that millions of Americans will not get coverage at all.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 10:31 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

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