Saturday, July 26, 2014

Obamacare not likely to cover infertility problems related to surrogacy

Same-sex couples and single women often are unable to get insurance coverage for fertility treatments, according to a Business Day article in the New York Times on Saturday by Tara Siegel Bernard, link here.    Insurance companies often refuse to cover infertility related to insemination, but only that related to “natural” sexual intercourse.   Of course, one can make an ethical argument about surrogate parenthood or bringing any child into the world if there is not the intention to try to raise it with married, opposite-sex parents.  On the other hand, there is a lot of reason to look into same-sex couples as potential adoptive parents.  

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