Should Insurance Co. Fund Treatments?

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Should Insurance Co. Fund Treatments?
Mon, 03-15-2010 - 1:48pm
 

I was just reading a blog post titled "Should Insurance Companies Fun Fertility Treatments?", here is the link if you would like to read it: http://www.blogher.com/should-insurance-companies-fund-fertility-treatments?ice=iv:mb:msg:mm.  Be warned, the blogger does include some of the comments made from those that oppose the coverage.


I think that she makes some very valid points about insurance companies picking and choosing what they cover:


"The problem, of course, is that when insurance companies pick-and-choose what they cover without rhyme or reason, the general public is left to argue amongst themselves. Treatments for impotence are covered ("Within weeks of hitting the U.S. market in 1998, more than half of Viagra prescriptions received health insurance coverage.") but the drugs that help the body release an egg are not. Pregnancy and maternity benefits are well-covered, but abortion and fertility treatments (two sides of the same reproductive coin) are not. We pay a lot of lip service to family building and reproductive health, but then do not give people the means to help themselves or make sound personal decisions in regards to their body."


What do you think?