Cover the cost of IVF for infertilty
  • Petitioned Tricare (Military Health Insurance)

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Tricare (Military Health Insurance)

Cover the cost of IVF for infertilty

    1. Stephanie Blazo
    2. Petition by

      Stephanie Blazo

      Boston, MA

    What if the same government that sent you to war didn't want to assist you in having a family? I have been a service member for 15 years and have served both in Afghanistan and Iraq and just found out of some genetic chromosome disease I have in which I will continue to miscarry if I continue getting pregnant naturally. Doctors advised me my only other option for a safe and healthy pregnancy is IVF but Tricare will not cover a dime. I live in Massachusetts and cannot purchase a supplemental health plan because I am automatically covered by the military (Tricare). If I was unemployed, I could purchase one though. So I feel as though me and any female service member going through this are being slapped in the face for serving our country.  Tricare will cover the cost of breast implants (for non related PTSD), erectile dysfunction,  and Viagra just to name a few but will not cover the cost of IVF for infertilty. They claim it is not medically necessary. Doesn't make sense that tax payers are paying for a female to have breast enhancement due to self esteem issues but will not assist in infertility. What kind of psychological effect do you think that has on one?  All insurance companies in Massachusetts cover IVF but because Tricare isn't "based" out of MA it does not apply. Massachusetts is one out of 15 states that mandates the coverage of IVF for infertility. We need your help.

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    • Amanda Kohler WESTMORELAND, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      I'm not a military member, but I know what it's like to not know if you'll ever be a parent. I tried for 4 years before becoming pregnant with my son, even taking fertility medicine.

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    • LaDonna Jones KILLEEN, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      I may need it

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    • Amanda Dominguez CEDAR CITYU, UT
      • about 2 years ago

      I know a few people who are in this situation and I beleive in our soldiers. These are the men and women that have given everything so I can have freedoms and sleep at night. The least I can do for them is sign a petition so they can have a family. Its stupid that they can get boobs but not a baby.

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    • Linda Watts CHANDLER, AZ
      • about 2 years ago

      It is only fair for the military insurance to help couples have children who can't. It's not like they make a whole lot of money.

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    • pearl fitzpatrick KEWANEE, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      have alot of military family

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