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    This is aimed at Infertility coverage.  Many states, like my own Illinois, have state laws that mandate that companies providing insurance must include coverage for infertility.  

    Employers soon learned that in order to get around this costly insurance, they could be "self-insured" and are not required to comply with the law....ERISA gives them the ability to give a big middle finger to the Illinois mandates.

    My husband & I have been trying to have a baby for the past 6 years....I've had several problems, including recurrent miscarriages...but my "insurance" which is from a self-insured company, refuses to cover any tests or treatments to determine what is causing the recurrance....and ERISA allows them to do that.  This law would make it possible for ALL health insurance companies to be exempt as well.

    I guess they don't care about my unborn children as much as they like to pretend they do.

    "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." ~George Orwell

    by Troubled on Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 11:35:26 AM PST

    •  Of course they don't!!! (none)
      It's not at all about your unborn children or anybody else's. It's about controlling women.
      I was not married but pregnant in 1990. I went into a Save A Life center for a pregnancy test. I was told they could help me get medical care and financial support so I could continue my education at the university. Once I told the people at Save A Life that I'd decided already not to have an abortion, they said they couldn't help me. They see their obligation to help people end once the decision is made not to abort. As far as they're concerned, you're on your own.
      Sorry if this post seems incoherent, but this story has opened up some 15-year-old wounds for me and seriously pissed me off.

      "People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character."--Ralph Waldo Emerson

      by rioduran on Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 12:11:55 PM PST

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      Yup, we went thru 7 years of infertility treatment -- 17 different treatment cycles of this and that -- before we finally ended up adopting.

      These people spout a lot of platitudes, but they don't give a s**t about real people, real families.

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