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Why Jon & Kate wouldn't have happened in Mass.

Posted by Joanna Weiss  July 1, 2009 10:42 AM

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Because Massachusetts mandates coverage for in-vitro fertilization. Pennsylvania doesn't. Here's a smart Washington Post column that explains the consequences.

Plus: a Bloomberg report on the show's business-related liability risks.

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1 comments so far...
  1. Sure it would. Insurance companies here in MA will only approve you for IVF if you've tried a few IUI cycles (what J&K had) and failed at them. Been there, done that, had the extremely hormonal wife. Also had the IVF, which worked after about five cycles of IUI didn't. Plus, IVF is a LOT more invasive than IUI, requiring a general anesthetic for the egg retrieval.

    Oh, and if you happen to work for a company that bases its healthcare plan outside MA, they don't have to cover fertility treatment anyway. (Though in that case you can just decide to rip Blue Cross MA off, I mean, buy MA-based health insurance for the duration of treatment.)

    On the other hand, we also have the cutest little boy on the planet as a result... (but then, all parents say that!)

    Posted by Alistair July 1, 09 01:09 PM

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