Ontario proposes to pay for in vitro fertilization
Plan would help pay for 1 cycle of IVF
Ontario's governing Liberals are promising to provide limited coverage of infertility services to more women who are
struggling to get pregnant.
They say they plan to help would-be parents pay for one cycle of in vitro fertilization for all forms of infertility starting early
But the province won't cover the costs of drugs and other services associated with IVF which can cost thousands of dollars.
Health Minister Deb Matthews wouldn't say exactly how much of the IVF costs will be covered, but estimates Ontario will pay out $50 million annually once the program is fully implemented.
While I don't have an issue with women wanting to get pregnant, the fact is that we shouldn't be robbing Peter to pay Paul. $50 million dollars can be utilized for life saving and life extending treatment. If someone cannot get pregnant I would suggest that they consider other alternatives including adoption. An adopted child will love you just as much as kid that comes from your body.
I find this allocation to be nothing more than an attempt to buy votes and no matter the Party I think it is extremely short sighted.