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Md. Bill Would Shorten IVF Benefit Waiting Period,  Jan 18, 2009
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) ― A Maryland lawmaker is aiming to make it easier for infertile couples to get insurance coverage for certain in vitro fertilization costs.

Currently, Maryland couples must endure two years of infertility before insurance companies are required to provide some IVF benefits.

Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, D-Montgomery, hopes to drop the infertility waiting period to one year. He says that would match Maryland policy with the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's current definition of infertility, which is one year of attempting to conceive a child with no success.

An in-vitro procedure typically costs between $8,000 and $15,000. Read more.


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