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Many in Maine Testify on Infertility Insurance Bill

Morning Sentinel,  Mar 25, 2011
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Lawmakers in Maine heard story after story of heartbreak Wednesday from would-be parents testifying in support of a bill that would require insurance companies to cover infertility treatments. But the proposal, L.D. 720, faces opposition from both the Maine Civil Liberties Union and the Family Planning Association of Maine because it would restrict infertility coverage to married couples and exclude those who are infertile because of sexually transmitted disease. Infertility treatment coverage is mandated in nine states, including Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, according to testimony.

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