Should couples who are unable to conceive naturally receive state funding to have IVF treatment?

  • Everyone should be able to have children

    Not being able to conceive can be mentally debilitating, it causes severe depression in many people and other related serious health issues, it should be treated as any other serious health issue, and as someone else stated, we are paying taxes that help people who won't get a job support their children, so it is fair that we also get help when we need it.

  • For God's sake YES!

    If there is a documented medical reason why the reproductive organs do not work, then medical insurance should ABSOLUTELY provide coverage. It's extremely sad and disheartening that insurance companies, employers, and state mandates do not recognize the agony that infertile couples deal with EVERY day. So many people can have kids, be lazy, not work or be productive members of society and the state supplies them with a check each month. WTF. I could go on forever about this topic........ PLEASE KEEP FIGHTING that infertile couples won't be discriminated against for the fact their reproductive organs are not functionally properly. That is like saying heart disease patients should not receive coverage if the heart has failed or a person shouldn't get a new hip if the joint fails them. WAKE UP people! God Bless all the infertile couples who suffer, cry, are depressed, lose friends, and sometimes just can't even get out of bed cause the stress of infertility and how to pay it for it overwhelms them every second of every day.

  • Childless couples have no options

    What more to say. We tried to adopt for more than six years with zero success. Before adoption we tried IUI without any success. What other options are available to childless couples. Does society really think that childless couples are going to be happy without children? If the government took your children would you be a happy and content couple?

  • In support of government funding for IVF

    If the government funds for abortions, then there should be a fund for families desperately wanting to have their own babies. The procedure is very expensive and there is no guarantee for it to work; a lot of couples have to go through multiple cycles before having any success. I lost both of my tubes due to ectopic pregnancies, but desperately would like to have my own baby (babies)... But cannot afford an IVF procedure which is medically my only available option.

  • If wanted, everyone should be able to have a family.

    People who are not able to conceive, for any reason from genetics, to sexuality should be able to have a family of their own. Many people who want families but are unable to conceive on their own would do a lot, but paying about 10,000 dollars for IVF is a bit excessive. Not everybody is rich. Most people who want to start families do not have 10,000 dollars to spend on IVF if they want to start a family, they would have to spend that money of food, or their house.

  • Absolutely YES YES

    The basic benefits of IVF (in vitro fertilization) are boosting the chances of getting a pregnant and bearing a child. When a couple can not conceive a child themselves, but still want a child naturally, they undergo IVF. A woman has the right to feel motherhood, to have a chance at motherhood in their life. They shouldn't have that feeling taken away from them. The feeling of a child in a mother's womb to them is one of the greatest feelings in the world. After finding out they can not conceive, women become depressed, because they waiting their life for that moment. IVF is the one chance couples have to have a child, and they should not be taken away from that chance.

  • Absolutely yes yes

    My husband and I discussed adoption at great length. It is not for us. There are too many stories of adopted kids wanting to find the birth mother. Neither of us want to go through the heartache of that. We have the financial means to raise a child, but it is too expensive to conceive right now. I am taking this hard; it is definitely worsening my depression. Agencies to prevent pregnancy are funded, infertility should not be able different

  • Infertility is a handicap

    I believe if there are couples like my husband and myself have to luck in making a baby then I believe there should be at least one treatment that would rule out the possibility that they may or may not be able to conceive at all. I believe the state should do this. WIll that ever happen probably not.

  • Support for ivf!

    I think infertility treatments and all of the miscellaneous procedures should be covered under ALL insurance regardless of what state u live in.

    If every person in the US was told
    You have to pay, $16,000-$20,000 before you could even get pregnant, how many babies would be born each year?

    Infertility should be included in our insurance

  • Everyone should have a right to reproduce

    Just because a couple is unfortunate enough to have infertility problems this does not mean that they should not be able to have a child. Infertility is a medical condition and should be treated with the same respect as other conditions and the process of IVF should be funded. It is an outrage for individuals to say that if you cannot afford IVF you cannot afford a child as these individuals are lucky in the fact that they can reproduce naturally and free of charge!

  • Stop being selfish

    There are so many children without homes, the money would be better spent on funding better care for the children already here, i think funding to help people adopt would be a better idea, adoption should be free, people then might consider this an actual option insted of being obcessed with ivf

  • Cost of IVF

    If you can't afford the IVF then you can't afford to raise a child. It shouldn't be up to society to pay for the impregnation and then have to continue paying via the dole and other tax paid incentives because you couldn't afford the child once you have it. Save up, prove that you can manage money and pay for your own IVF. Having children is not a 'right' but a privilege.

  • Shouldn't be state funded, but Insurance should cover more.

    My wife and I did IVF and it actually worked! We feel very blessed and fortunate. There are many children who are seeking a happy home but don't forget that the adoption process takes years and is extremely expensive. Not to mention that every aspect of your life is scrutinized and there are many instances where the natural mother backs out at the last second - which is devastating. So, adoption has it's own challenges. However, to dismiss IVF and suggest adoption is to trivialize the potential mother's situation. And it's frankly none of your business anyway. We are not somehow obligated to save all the children in the world because of struggles with fertility.

    Anyway... State funding puts the burden on taxpayers. I don't expect other people to carry my weight as long as they keep their noses out of my business. Having said that, I pay hundreds of dollars a month on health insurance and have never needed more than a sling for my shoulder (sports injury). But when we ACTUALLY need something due to a medical condition, the procedure still costs us thousands and thousands and TENS of thousands of dollars. That is wrong. Insurance companies need to increase their coverage for IVF treatments.. I'm not saying pay for all of it, but come on.. The amount of money it costs for one treatment is astounding. And it is restrictive for people who HAVE insurance, but happen to be in a lower tax bracket. You shouldn't be denied a child just because you make less money than me. That is not cool...

  • Parenthood isn't a right offered by the state.

    Parenthood is a blessing from God or Allah and should be treated as such. It isn't the responsibility of the state to ensure you become pregnant, that is something we shouldn't control nor should we try. It is selfish greed to force others to pay for what you want. There are needs within each state that must be met for the general welfare of all of the states citizens and there is rarely enough funds to cover those costs, education. Has it been so long since we heard the words, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."

  • Low priority.

    Of all the medical conditions in the world that requires funding, infertility is probably the most insignificant one. It does not spread, it does not kill and it doesn't even generate physical pain/discomfort. More people are experiencing it now partly due to they postpone having babies till they are much older. If people can sacrifice their chance of having children for their career during their prime, that reflects how low priority having babies is in their life. Even if state chooses to fund IVF treatment one day, there should be an age-limit to it to filter out the people who want it as a "life-style" choice.

  • No, because a couple that can't have children should foot the bill for the expenses involved, not society.

    That is the dumbest idea I have ever heard. If so, then a couple should be receiving state funding to have abortions. This is a horrible idea. If you can't have kids, then you can't have kids, and it should be up to you to afford the expenses, if needed. Oh my goodness, we already have enough children in the world.

    Posted by: PointlessElbert47
  • absolutely not

    there are enough kids here in need of homes

  • A child is a gift from God

    It is evil to create a child through artifical means. The child is innocent but the parents will have to answer to God.

  • IVF treatments are too pricey.

    There are many critical health conditions that are in need of funding. Currently, IVF treatments are costly and are not guaranteed success. In addition, there are many orphans looking to be adopted worldwide. Therefore, infertile couples should always consider adoption rather than cause a burden to the state by going through state-paid IVF.

    Posted by: FeIBuddy
  • Having kids is not a concern of the government

    The want to have children while nice is not the responsibilty of the government like providing good health care for sick people is

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