Mississippi Infertility Insurance Mandate
Most insurance companies refuse to cover infertility diagnosis and treatment because they consider pregnancy and parenthood "unnecessary" and "optional".
It is our belief that every person should have the opportunity to be a parent.
We, the undersigned, are requesting the State of Mississippi to enact an infertility insurance mandate. Currently, 15 states in the U.S. are required to offer or treat infertility. These mandates were designed to make conception more affordable (and less emotionally draining) to the 1 of 6 couples that struggle with the problem. Furthermore, in these mandated states, infertility treatments are more successful and less risky for the mother and child.
Without the assistance of insurance to pay for treatments ranging from medications to IVF, many people will never experience the joy of pregnancy, childbirth, or watching their child grow. Current legislation deems pregnancy and childbirth as "unnecessary" and "optional".
Without children, there is no future and by denying infertility treatment, you are robbing millions of people from a future full of laughter, happiness, and potential.
The Mississippi Infertility Insurance Mandate petition to Mississippi Congress was written by Cynthia Repanshek and is in the category Health at GoPetition.