The Affordable Care Act early implications for fertility medicine

With the majority of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) taking effect in 2014, insurers, patients, and healthcare providers in every field of medicine await the law’s full impact.

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Authors

Kate Devine, M.D., Robert J. Stillman, M.D., Alan H. DeCherney, M.D.

Volume 101, Issue 5, Pages 1224–1227

Abstract

With the majority of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) taking effect in 2014, insurers, patients, and healthcare providers in every field of medicine await the law’s full impact. Patients and providers of infertility care stand to gain a great deal, given that so few have enjoyed substantial coverage for fertility treatments. Conversely, given the ACA’s basis of “minimum essential” coverage, the field’s position is precarious—fertility treatments have historically been regarded as a luxury by insurers—and what little coverage exists may be further downscaled.

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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. The journal publishes juried original scientific articles in clinical and laboratory research relevant to reproductive endocrinology, urology, andrology, physiology, immunology, genetics, contraception, and menopause. Fertility and Sterility® encourages and supports meaningful basic and clinical research, and facilitates and promotes excellence in professional education, in the field of reproductive medicine.

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