New Fertility Coverage CT Insurance Mandate for Women over 40

New Fertility Coverage CT Insurance Mandate for Women over 40


ISM, WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY. THOUSANDS OF WOMEN ARE STRUGGLING WITH INFERTILITY IN CONNECTICUT.>>IN THE NEW YEAR AT THE AGE LIMIT ON INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR INFERTILITY TREATMENTS IS GOING AWAY WITH THE CENTER FOR ADVANCED REPRODUCTIVE SERVICES SHEDDING LIGHT ON HOW YOUR 40TH BIRTHDAY NO LONGER HAS TO BE THE END OF A DREAM.>>YOU’RE AT THE CENTER FOR ADVANCED REPRODUCTIVE SERVICES, PATIENTS LIKE TARA ARE BREATHING A SIGH OF RELIEF.>>IF IT DOESN’T HAPPEN DURING THIS PROCESS, I TURN 40 AT THE FIRST OF THE YEAR AND OF THE PRESSURE IS OFF AND THAT I WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY IN THE NEXT YEAR TO BE ABLE TO USE OUR OTHER IVF OF REHAB WITH OUR HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN. THEY CAN NO LONGER LIMIT INFERTILITY TREATMENTS TO WOMEN UNDER 40. INSTEAD, IT WILL DEPEND ON THE HORMONE PROFILE AND INDIVIDUAL HEALTH. THE SCIENCE BEHIND HAVING A BABY HAS CHANGED.>>HOW IS EVERYTHING GOING?>>I AM DOING GOOD.>>25% OF PATIENTS HERE AT THE CENTER IN FARMINGTON ARE 40 OR OVER AND MANY ARE GETTING PREGN.>>THEY HAVE ABOUT A 35-40% CHANCE OF GETTING PREGNANT DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF TREATMENT.>>WE HAVE TESTS WE CAN DO NOW THAT CAN TELL US WHAT THEY ARE RESERVE IS, THE NUMBER OF EGGS THAT THEY HAVE WITHIN THE OVARY AND IS FAIRLY RELIABLE.>>KEITH IS THAT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, IN NONPROFIT AGENCY THAT HELPS PEOPLE STRUGGLING TO BECOME PARENTS AND SAYS AT LEAST 75,000 WOMEN IN OUR STATE HAD INFERTILITY PROBLEMS.>>IT IS SUCH A PRIVATE ISSUE SOMETIMES THAT PEOPLE DO NOT REALIZE THAT WOMEN IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITY AND RIGHT AROUND THEIR OWN FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE STRUGGLING WITH THIS AND MAYBE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT IT.>>MANY MIGHT NOT KNOW THE CHANGE IN LEVEL HELP THEM.>>ADVOCACY GROUPS LIKE US AND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT AND A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT JUST CARE ABOUT THIS VERY MUCH ARE TRYING TO GET THE WORD OUT THAT IF IN THE PAST YOU THOUGHT THAT DOOR WAS CLOSED TO YOU, IT IS OPEN. IT IS OPEN, AND AGAIN, AND WHY WE ARE SO EXCITED.>>PEOPLE ARE GETTING MARRIED OLDER AND LATER IN LIFE AND THAT SHOULD NOT STOP THEM TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY IF THEY HAVE OBSTACLES TO CONCEIVE AND HAVE A PROBABLY — HAVE A FAMILY. >>AFTER A 12 YEAR STRUGGLE WITH INFERTILITY BEFORE FINALLY GIVING BIRTH, SHE IS NOW THE FOUN ORTLO TO CHS, SHE TEACHES COUPLES HOW TO ADVOCATE FOR THEMSELVES.>>IT IS A HUGE VICTORY AND IS REALLY EXCITING. I REMEMBER WHEN THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT WAS PRESENTED, THERE WAS A LOT OF CONCERNED THAT IT WOULD HURT INFERTILITY PATIENTS. WHAT WE ARE SEEING HERE IN CONNECTICUT IS THAT IT HAS ACTUALLY HELP PATIENTS.>>THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT BANDS AGE LIMITS BECAUSE THEY ARE DISCRIMINATORY. IT WILL DEPEND ON THE HEALTH PROFILE AND NOT THE AGE.>>IT IS IMPORTANT FOR WOMEN, ALL WOMEN, FOR HAVING A CHANCE OF HAVING A CHILD ON THEIR OWN AND SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY BARRIERS TO THESE WOMEN AND PUTTING AN AGE BARRIER FOR INSURANCE, TREATMENT AND OFFERING TREATMENT IS UNFAIR AND IS IMPORTANT FOR ALL WOMEN TO HAVE A CHANCE OF ACHIEVING THEIR DREAM.>>SO, NOW THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE THIS TICKING CLOCK, HE–>>I FEEL IT IS ONE LESS WEIGHT TO THEIR.>>ALL YOU NEED IS MORE STRESS WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO HAVE A KID, RIGHT MAP?>>AT LEAST TAKE SOME OF THE STRESS AWAY TAKING EFFECT JANUARY 1 AND IF YOU ARE 40 OR OVER AND SEE IF YOU COULD BE COVERED FOR TREATMENTS, THE FIRST STEP IS A CONSULTATION WITH AN INFERTILITY SPECIALIST TO GET THAT WORK OUT AND HELP WITH YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY IS

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  1. If one thing's for certain, is that there's no quick-fix solution. However, beating infertility id quite simple, getting the gist of it is as easy as reading through Dobbie Nerkstrol's Infertility Cure and verifying that everything checks out for you as well.

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