An Excerpt from Fertility & Beyond: Join the Conversation
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The single biggest obstacle to treating infertility is, in many cases, a patient’s limited finances.
The issue is not so much the actual cost of certain procedures, like IVF, but rather the lack of insurance coverage available. In Texas, while it is mandatory that insurance companies offer employers the option to include infertility benefits, employers are not required by law to include coverage in their employee plans. Since many patients must pay out-of-pocket, the perception is that it is expensive relative to other medical procedures. In truth, one round of IVF is significantly less expensive than a partial knee replacement, for example.
If you find yourself facing infertility and seeking options for paying for your treatment, or if you are trying to help a friend or loved one navigate the financial aspect of infertility treatments, what follows are some tips and ideas that we have gathered from infertility patients who have faced the challenge of paying for their medical care.
To find out more, read the rest of Financing Infertility Treatment on Fertility & Beyond.
Fertility & Beyond was written to initiate the conversation about infertility. The author shares a bit of her personal experience with infertility. This is the journey she and her husband took to have their two beautiful daughters. Join the conversation or share this with someone facing infertility.