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  •  Infertility treatment (7+ / 0-)

    is considered a lifestyle choice because producing children out of one's own body is not medically necessary for anybody.

    As someone who has undergone a considerable amount of infertility treatment, I can actually understand this one.  It's upsetting and inconsiderate, but it's not as rage-inducingly fallacious as a lot of the other things they call "lifestyle."

    •  Infertility treatments were covered under (5+ / 0-)

      my insurance plan, but I didn't use the benefits. I had the same thoughts -- this isn't medically necessary and I'm not sure why it's covered. But by law in MA, it must be provided.

      I can see some honest disagreement on whether it should be covered. It's just calling it a "lifestyle choice" that got me. It's not like I'm indulging in fatty foods, alcohol and drugs. This was no choice...

      And if he's not going to cover lifestyle choices, rather than refusing to cover smoke cessation, he should refuse to cover heart surgery or lung cancer. He's refusing the stuff that makes people healthier. The guy's a fricking idiot.

      First the thing is impossible, then improbable, then unsatisfactorily achieved, then quietly improved, until one day it is actual and uncontroversial. ... It starts off impossible and it ends up done. - Adam Gopnik

      by theKgirls on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 01:21:08 PM PDT

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