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Maryland Senate Deadlocks on In Vitro Benefits

Associated Press,  Feb 15, 2010
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Maryland's Senate is deadlocked over a measure that would force insurance companies to provide benefits to certain couples pursuing in vitro fertilization.

The Senate voted 23-23 Monday evening on the bill, but senators said they would revisit it.

The bill would apply only to couples with two specific medical conditions. Sen. Joan Carter Conway of Baltimore says she sponsored it on behalf of a constituent who couldn't get insurance to pay for IVF costs arising from her ovarian condition and her partner's inability to produce sperm. Read more.


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