Currently, infertility services for women are NOT covered by most insurance companies. Yet, more than 7.5 million women have an impaired ability to have a baby.
For women who pursue medical assistance to have a child, the costs can easily climb well over $25,000 out-of-pocket. And that doesn’t come with guarantees of a healthy, full-term pregnancy. Some women have to undergo treatment several times before they conceive. Others may go through the personal expense and never be able to conceive at all.
For many families, the astronomical costs make it impossible to get pregnant.
If you believe your bank account shouldn’t dictate whether your family is deserving of the right to bear a child, sign this petition today.
States like New York have adopted laws that will require healthcare providers in the state to offer insurance options that include infertility services starting next year. But why should this benefit be restricted to certain states?
We need nationwide regulations that require insurance companies to help cover the costs of infertility treatment options for women.Read more
Amanda McCameyMorristown, TN, United States
Created Jun 28, 2018
Petition to CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, Axios , VICE
I am Michelle! I am a career mom with a blended family of 6. I have two beautiful daughters and two wonderful bonus (step) kids that I love to pieces and a loving supportive partner of 10+ years. I absolutely love watching all my kids play, interact and enjoy life and the family we have created. I look foward to watching the individuals they grow to be.
I have struggled with my vision from the age of 3. I was diagnosed with an eye disease called Amblyopia. I was nearly blind in one eye and went through years of patching, specialist appointments, glasses and exercises. It was tough as a child but with the loving support of my mom I made it through to a point where I was no longer almost legally blind in one eye. I was able to obtain 20/30 vision where I can function with glasses. I grew to love my glasses as they helped me achieve all the milestones in life my peers were achieving and eventually leading me up to the point where my path in life was very clear: Helping the community achieve their best vision and eye fashion and showing patients the positive side of glasses!
For the past 8 years I have been passionately working my career as Michelle Boich C.C.O.A. I am a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant who works every day helping the Ottawa community with their eye care needs. I love helping my patients find eyewear that suits their visual needs, helping patients manage eye health conditions and advocating for eye health for all Canadians. I am truly passionate in what I do and I feel that our vision is so important to maintain, protect and manage as eye diseases make such a negative impact on our lives.
I have recently been diagnosed with another eye disease called Keratoconus which is the thinning of the cornea causing BLINDNESS. I now face two options:
OPTION 1: Wait for my corneas to thin to the point there is a hole and I lose my eye sight. OHIP will only cover a corneal transplant as treatment for keratoconus. I will then wait on the organ donor transplant list for a matching pair of corneas. Wait time to find a matching organ donor can be up to 3 years.
OPTION 2: Pay a medical bill of $6000+ for the sight SAVING procedure called CXL. Corneal collagen cross-linking is a technique which uses UV light and a photosensitizer to strengthen the cornea and HALT the progression of keratoconus.
Other Provinces who have already covered CXL with their provincial healthcare programs: YUKON / BRITISH COLUMBIA / ALBERTA / SASKATCHEWAN / QUEBEC / NEW BRUNSWICK
I am petitioning to get CXL covered under the Ontario Health Insurance Program for the treatment of the degenerative corneal disease Keratoconus. This is not an elective surgery. I was born with a degenerative eye disease that will cause me to go blind unless I get this laser surgery to stabilize my corneal tissue and prevent further thinning and damage. Please sign my petition, share it and help me raise awareness as I plan to take this as far as I can. Thank you for listening to my story and taking the time to support this cause!
** GO FUND ME has been created by my best friend Laura, who is always there to help. Thank you to everyone who has reached out in all ways possible!
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My sister-in-law Mary McCreary, who has ALS, is being denied coverage for a drug called Radicava by out to all of my Facebook friends for their help in urging Aetna to reconsider their coverage limited coverage criteria excludes such a large population of ALS patients that my provider's the essence. The delay in treatment caused by Aetna's restrictive coverage criteria is simply enjoy a fulfilling life surrounded by family and friends. Yet according to Aetna's narrow coverageRead more
, provides broad coverage with a more favorable burden of proof. Florida must pass the most favorable procedures.
3.The Willhite / Book bill provides limits coverage to witnesses of murder, suicide, fatal claim for coverage.
The Torres Bill conversely: SB126
1. Does not open the Workers without a physical injury.
2. Does not limit coverage to “witnessing” murder, suicide, etc.
cannot do as part of a game to avoid providing coverage.
Home health is not solely for children who are for a handout but just asking BCBS to provide the health coverage we are working hard to earn andRead more
Kimberly RichardsKingwood, TX, United States
Created Nov 9, 2018
Petition to U.S. Senate, Dan Brown, Kathy J. Byron, Lee Ware, Mike Cunningham, Timothy Hugo, Bill Eigel, Jason Holsman, Daniel Marshall, III, Jacob W Hummel, Robert B. Bell, Israel D. O'Quinn, Jamilah Nasheed,...
use mail order pharmacy in order to receive coverage for his life-saving medications. The package coverage.
Mail order pharmacies may appear to save money, but when my son ended up in the hospital history.
Only allowing mail order pharmacies for coverage is unethical and irresponsible. I share dailyRead more
Loretta BoesingPark Hills, MO, United States
Created Jul 14, 2018
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