The Affordable Care Acts impact on fertility care

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

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

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

Abstract:
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.

  • As an update to this article, I heard Dr Rebar give an update on the ACA as it relates to state exchange set up in the state of Maryland. In an effort to be one of the first states to approve the state based exchanges it appears that Maryland will be able to continue to provide infertility mandate within the exchange health plans.

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