The Affordable Care Act's impact on fertility care

We discuss how the Affordable Care Act may impact fertility care.

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Kenan Omurtag, M.D. and G. David Adamson, M.D.

Volume 99, Issue 3, Pages 652-655, 1 March 2013


The Supreme Court’s decision upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides an opportunity to review its impact on fertility care in the United States. After examining the legislation we identified several core areas that might affect patients struggling with infertility. While changes to the tax code, elimination of denying insurance to those with pre-existing conditions, and an overriding theme of maternity care within the ACA are easy to qualify and quantify, due to the incremental nature of the ACA, it remains to be seen, if the ACA will alter the current status quo of access to fertility care.

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Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders.