fertility care

Few states extend fertility treatment coverage to Medicaid recipients

BY: - August 15, 2023

As more states require private insurers to cover fertility-related health care, many efforts to extend similar protections to Medicaid patients this year have foundered over cost concerns. Only two states provide significant fertility coverage through Medicaid: New York, which offers fertility medications, and Illinois, where Medicaid will cover the storage of sperm or eggs for those […]

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For patients with sickle cell disease, fertility care is about reproductive justice

BY: - December 13, 2022

This story originally appeared in Kaiser Health News. Teonna Woolford has always wanted six kids. Why six? “I don’t know where that number came from. I just felt like four wasn’t enough,” said Woolford, a Baltimore resident. “Six is a good number.” Woolford, 31, was born with sickle cell disease. The genetic disorder causes blood […]