I often gauge my reader’s interest/reactions to see if I’m on track with a topic or trend. Specifically, I’ve been chatting about the need for publicly funded IVF for close to a year now – and I keep coming back to it with good reason.
I’ve made emotional pleas; have argued facts and figures, and have even taken a step-by-step approach to how both the Ontario and Alberta governments can actually save hundreds of millions of dollars over just 10 years. I welcome you to re-revisit any of my previous posts if you’d like a refresher on why publicly funded IVF just makes sense.
Today, I simply want to give you the facts in black and white.
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“Infertility is a significant medical condition. Just because a person wanders around and appears healthy, but is really not, is not something that is covered adequately by most provincial governments,” he said. “I don’t think they appreciate the issues of not being able to have a family and the cost that is born by those who can’t.” – National Post, May 23rd, 2012
“Dr. Cal Greene, the head of Calgary’s fertility clinic, who has been campaigning for publicly funded IVF treatments, said Tuesday the Alberta government has no financial excuse to sidestep the issue. ‘This is an idea whose time has come. It’s been shown to work in other jurisdictions. It’s time to apply that to the Alberta experience,’ said Greene. ‘It would end reproductive discrimination based on income, so treatment would be available to everyone.’” - Calgary Herald, May 23rd, 2012 (more…)