Skip to comments.Woman denied fertility treatment because husband has children (National Healthcare Alert)
Posted on 06/04/2009 10:58:04 AM PDT by Bushwacker777
"Janine Macallister, 27, from Newport, in Shropshire, should be entitled to IVF treatment under national guidance but has been told by her local health service that she is not eligible.
Fertility charities fear that an increasing number of couples are experiencing similar discrimination due to the inconsistent approach of primary care trusts.
Rationing body the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence says three full cycles of IVF treatment should be provided for women aged between 23 and 39 who have had fertility problems for at least 3 years.
Individual PCTs, however, have drawn up their own restrictions, limiting treatment further.
Telford and Wrekin PCT said Ms Mcallister, who suffers from polycystic ovaries, cannot have IVF because her husband Jason, 36, already has children even though both girls, aged 7 and 10, live with their mother."
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Dang. No TV show.
Does private insurance in America cover infertility treatments? I really don’t know.
Too bad we didn't do it in the case of Octomom.
If she gets pregnant, she’ll qualify for a free abortion from the NHS.
A government with the power to give you everything you want has the strength to take everything you have.
Some do, some dont. And you always have the option to pay for it. Do Brits have that option?
insurance covers some, but the biggest payer appears to be those seeking it, not a scientific study, just what I have heard from my friends who have gone that route.
Depends on which State and also the insurance policy in States that do not mandate it. From experience even though my insurance did not cover it. A lot of the prelim tests and drugs were covered, still cost around $7500-$10000 out of pocket each cycle.
I don't know if they have the option for this particular procedure, but they do have the option for private insurance, or I should say that there are private hospitals in the UK so I presume there's private insurance as well.
My sister-in-law, an American national, gave birth to two kids in the UK. The first was in a "public" hospital (although that's not what they're called). And the second was in a private hospital using private insurance. She chose private for the second, because the first was such a ghastly experience.
Government insurance covers infertility up to a certain dollar amount.. In the 90’s that was $10,000.. I don’t know what it would be now.
Welcome to national health care.
With a declining birthrate among natives, and explosive birth rates (no pun intended) among Islamic immigrants, I’d think the national health service would be encouraging more kids among native folks.
But, that would not be PC, now would it?
Yes you can buy private health insurance in Britain but you would have to have a large amount of spare income to do so because you are already being a big chunk of your income is being taken for National Insurance (NHS and state pension/unemployment benefits etc) and Income Tax.
My father has often used the private option to see a consultant of his choice and then been routed by the consultant back into the NHS for the actual treatment. It is a way of getting diagnosed quickly and jumping the queue