Friday, October 11, 2013

Everyone Pays for 'Gay Fertility' Treatments in CA

Just as ObamaCare, on a nationwide basis, forces relatively healthy and/or younger people to buy overly expensive health insurance in order to subsidize less healthy and/or older people, legislation just signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown requires insurance companies to cover fertility treatment for homosexuals.
“Reproductive medicine is for everybody’s benefit. To restrict fertility coverage solely to heterosexual married couples violates California’s non-discrimination laws. I wrote this bill to correct that.”
-- Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, an openly homosexual Democrat representing San Francisco
Although the new law defines “infertility” as “the inability to conceive a pregnancy or to carry a pregnancy to a live birth after a year or more of regular sexual relations without contraception,” the language of the law does NOT make clear if two men having anal sex regularly for a year, to no avail, meets this criteria.

For background, read Pregnant 'Man' of Transgender 'Couple' Gives Birth and also read Gay Procreation: Successful Offspring from Two Males as well as San Francisco OKs Taxpayer-funded 'Sex Change' Surgery

UPDATE 6/3/14: All American Taxpayers Now Fund Elderly Sex Changes

UPDATE 8/26/14: ObamaCare Pays for Sexual Mutilation — Gay Agenda

UPDATE 4/4/15: Judge Orders Prisoner Sex Change Paid by Citizens

-- From "New Calif. law clarifies that fertility treatment insurance coverage applies to gay couples" by Tom Verdin, Associated Press 10/8/13

The legislation, AB460, clarifies the non-discrimination provision of an existing state law that requires health plans to offer coverage for fertility treatments, except for in vitro fertilization.

Neither Ammiano's office nor advocacy groups that supported the bill could say how many same-sex couples might be denied coverage in a given year in California but said it's a common complaint. Even without in vitro fertilization, fertility treatments are expensive, costing hundreds or thousands of dollars per cycle.

The new law, which takes effect in January, states that insurance plans offering coverage for fertility treatments cannot discriminate on any basis, including "domestic partner status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status ... sex or sexual orientation."

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From "Gov. Brown: Insurers Must Provide Gays Coverage for Fertility Treatments" by Barbara Hollingsworth, 10/10/13

Most fertility treatments, including some that cost tens of thousands of dollars, are included, such as “diagnosis, diagnostic tests, medication, surgery, and gamete intrafallopian transfer.” Although the law covers artificial insemination, it specifically excludes in vitro fertilization.

"The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recently released updated clinical guidelines on assessment and treatment for people with fertility problems. Included in the guidelines are definitions for when men and women in same-sex relationships not having vaginal intercourse should be eligible for assessment and possible treatment for infertility. Specifically, the clinical guidelines state that “for same-sex couples, failure to conceive after 6 cycles of [artificial insemination] within the 12 past months should be the indication for further assessment,” according to an analysis of the bill by the California Health Benefits Review Program.

The report noted that AB460’s “impact on costs is unknown,” including whether the additional costs of providing fertility treatment to gays and unmarried individuals will shift to other public or private premium payers.

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Also read Women Living & Procreating Without Men as well as Lab Creates Human Life with 3 Biological Parents