New Jersey Hopes to Expand Infertility Coverage to Lesbians
Category : Conceptual Options News
Under current New Jersey law, Lesbians are kept out of the mandated insurance coverage for infertility treatments because the current law calls for:
“failure to conceive after a certain period of unprotected sex for women younger than 35 or after one year for women older than 35.”
Of course, this blocks any coverage for Lesbians to get their fertility treatments covered.
One Lesbian couple is commencing a federal lawsuit to get equal coverage under the law, saying:
“the right of all New Jersey women who dream of becoming mothers to access the reproductive healthcare they need to realize that dream on an equal basis.”
Hopefully, when the New Jersey Legislature reconvenes in September there will be no need for their lawsuit since some lawmakers plan to push to expand insurance coverage for fertility treatments for all same-sex couples.
This will definitely be something to watch in the coming months. To read more on the case view the full article here.