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Gov. Brown: Insurers Must Cover Fertility Treatments--For Same-Sex Partners
CNS News ^ | October 10, 2013 | Barbara Hollingsworth

Posted on 10/20/2013 3:45:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Starting next January, health insurance plans in California must offer coverage for fertility treatments to homosexual couples and unmarried individuals under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday.

The law amends the state’s Insurance Code to prohibit insurers from withholding coverage for most fertility treatments based on “age, ancestry, color, disability, domestic partner status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, sex or sexual orientation.” (See AB460.pdf)

Most fertility treatments, including some that cost tens of thousands of dollars, are included, such as “diagnosis, diagnostic tests, medication, surgery, and gamete intrafallopian transfer.” Although the law covers artificial insemination, it specifically excludes in vitro fertilization.

The bill also contains a conscience clause that “shall not be construed to require any plan, which is a subsidiary of an entity whose owner or corporate member is a religious organization, to offer coverage for treatment of infertility in a manner inconsistent with that religious organization’s religious and ethical principles.”

A.B.460 was introduced by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, a San Franciso Democrat and LGBT rights activist who portrayed himself in a film starring Sean Penn about the murder of openly gay San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk by a disgruntled former supervisor.

"To restrict fertility coverage solely to heterosexual married couples violates California's non-discrimination laws. I wrote this bill to correct that," Ammiano said in a statement praising Brown for signing the legislation.

“We applaud the Governor and the Legislature for recognizing that same-sex couples, transgender people, and single women should have equal access to fertility services,” echoed Cathy Sakimura, Family Protection Project director at the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

Couples in California currently have to try to conceive naturally for 12 months before coverage for fertility treatments kicks in.

"The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recently released updated clinical guidelines on assessment and treatment for people with fertility problems. Included in the guidelines are definitions for when men and women in same-sex relationships not having vaginal intercourse should be eligible for assessment and possible treatment for infertility. Specifically, the clinical guidelines state that “for same-sex couples, failure to conceive after 6 cycles of [artificial insemination] within the 12 past months should be the indication for further assessment,” according to an analysis of the bill by the California Health Benefits Review Program.

The report noted that AB460’s “impact on costs is unknown,” including whether the additional costs of providing fertility treatment to gays and unmarried individuals will shift to other public or private premium payers.

The California Association of Health Plans took no position on the final version of the bill. “I think that the plans will move forward and implement the law,” spokeswoman Nicole Evans told reporters.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; culturaldecay; gaymarriage; homopsychoagenda; homosexualagenda; homosexualmarriage; jerrybrown; lavendermafia; medicine; samesexmarriage
Good ol' Moonbeam.
1 posted on 10/20/2013 3:45:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sometimes I think I must...MUST...be living in an alternate universe. Things seem so insane these days.


2 posted on 10/20/2013 3:47:48 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wait is this a joke..oh I forgot, its our moronic Governor doing what he does best, appeasing the freaks of this state


3 posted on 10/20/2013 3:47:59 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Twotone

Edward Snowden got it right. Time to move to Russia.


4 posted on 10/20/2013 3:49:15 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: Sarah Barracuda; Twotone

Transgender advocates want free mammograms under Obamacare
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3081130/posts


5 posted on 10/20/2013 3:49:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Obama's favorite game is Pin the Fail on the Honkey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sodom and Gormorrah = Welcome to the United States of America

It’s over - the party was great - but the house is trashed! Time to leave....


6 posted on 10/20/2013 3:49:55 PM PDT by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What I don’t understand is the homosexualists and the population control/zero population growth folks are on the same side. Why doesn’t the population control/zero population growth side oppose homosexuals trying to reproduce heterosexually via IVF and other means? If anything, the homosexualists should NOT want to reproduce if they truly believe they are “made that way.”


7 posted on 10/20/2013 3:49:57 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/104426/scramble-its-brains-or-vacuum-it-out


8 posted on 10/20/2013 3:51:15 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh how I miss the 1950s...


9 posted on 10/20/2013 3:54:46 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the insurance companies haven’t figured out by now that they are being slated for destruction they perhaps they are too stupid to exist anyway. Just think, they spent all that money getting the law passed and it’s like they were building their own gallows.


10 posted on 10/20/2013 3:55:10 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Butt babies and turkey basters rule in CA.


11 posted on 10/20/2013 3:55:32 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
To a 62 yr old woman:

Yes, you'll be charged a higher premium but you now have maternity coverage. (thanks Obama)

12 posted on 10/20/2013 3:56:08 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t care how many drugs you give them, Governor, they still can’t reproduce!


13 posted on 10/20/2013 3:57:13 PM PDT by RRismyhero (Mr. Obama - You can keep your change.)
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To: Twotone

“Dancing In The Moonlight”

We get it on most every night
when that moon is big and bright
its a supernatural delight
everybodys dancing in the moonlight

we get
everybody here is out of sight
they dont bark and they dont bite
they keep things loose they keep it tight
everybodys dancing in the moonlight

dancing in the moonlight
everybodys feeling warm and bright
its such a fine and natural sight
everybodys dancing in the moonlight

we like our fun and we never fight
you cant dance and stay uptight
its a supernatural delight
everybody was dancing in the moonlight

dancing in the moonlight
everybodys feeling warm and bright
its such a fine and natural sight
everybodys dancing in the moonlight

we get in on most every night
and when that moon is big and bright
its a supernatural delight
everybodys dancing in the moonlight

dancing in the moonlight
everybodys feeling warm and bright
its such a fine and natural sight
everybodys dancing in the moonlight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPq1tCKDEDk


14 posted on 10/20/2013 3:58:08 PM PDT by Zeneta
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Libs want anything they can get their disgusting hands on for “Free”


15 posted on 10/20/2013 4:01:48 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Somehow that didn’t help the feeling of unreality. ;-)


16 posted on 10/20/2013 4:01:57 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Inseminating feces is how politicians are made. And dear Lord, everybody knows we have enough of those here already.


17 posted on 10/20/2013 4:04:43 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We are living in strange times. “When there are no absolutes to govern society, society becomes the absolute.” We are seeing it now. These people are insane and do not know it. They are driving us off a cliff and enjoying the ride.


18 posted on 10/20/2013 4:08:38 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Sarah Barracuda

One more step into the abyss of Hell for Gov. Jerry....


19 posted on 10/20/2013 4:17:08 PM PDT by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: CMB_polarization

We used to be the good guys. Now, the Russians are protecting their children from the homosexual agenda while we’re forcing it on our kids, and trying to force it on the rest of the world. Sick!


20 posted on 10/20/2013 4:17:34 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Come on guys, think about it. Who needs more help to conceive? It is normally pretty easy for a man and a woman to do so, but extremely difficult for 2 men or 2 women to do so. So don't “same sex” partners need the help the most?
21 posted on 10/20/2013 4:47:01 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Commit a crime and get the public to pay for your sex change operation. Real smart, brave new world huh?


22 posted on 10/20/2013 4:53:30 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These mandates have been going on for 20 years since Clinton.

One after another, they just pile on the cost of insurance.

The first mandate I really recognized was 20 years ago when insurance policies were required to cover more than 1 day for childbirth. Big campaign to get that through, as if it was a “free benefit”.

The idea that any fertility treatments should be required to be covered for anyone seems ridiculous


23 posted on 10/20/2013 5:08:01 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: McGavin999

I’ve been trying to figure that out too. Maybe they figure they can make a killing the next five to ten years before Obamacare puts them out of business.


24 posted on 10/20/2013 5:11:11 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: I_Like_Spam

“The idea that any fertility treatments should be required to be covered for anyone seems ridiculous.”

Agreed. It also seems inconsistent with the Left’s demands for “zero population growth” and the “why doesn’t anyone adopt the unwanted children who are already here?” mantra.


25 posted on 10/20/2013 5:18:10 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We are living in a world that even Lewis Carroll could not have imagined.


26 posted on 10/20/2013 5:18:21 PM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: logic101.net

I remember the days when the homosexualist activists used to say that one of the “blessings” of homosexuality was how it would reduce overpopulation.


27 posted on 10/20/2013 5:19:22 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: windsorknot

Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland and the world through the looking glass seem saner that modern day California.


28 posted on 10/20/2013 5:20:10 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought leftists wanted to reduce the population. No new hip for granny though.


29 posted on 10/20/2013 5:35:09 PM PDT by informavoracious (Of course I want people to have healthcare, I just didn't know I was the one who would be paying...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exactly why do same sex “couples” need access to diagnosis and diagnostic tests to figure out why they can’t have children. I knew they were perverts, but are they really that stupid? As for medication and surgery, there is no medication that will permit a same-sex “couple” to get pregnant. Someone needs a sex education course that covers normality, not one on masturbation, abortion, and diversity, if they have trouble figuring this out.


30 posted on 10/20/2013 5:38:25 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Pollster1

They want male trannies with access to free birth control, you tell me thats not mentally ill


31 posted on 10/20/2013 5:39:29 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That should be a trick .... two male queers trying to get pregnant .... only in Californicate. Maybe it is covered if they rent a female queer for breeding purposes...the other one not butch.


32 posted on 10/20/2013 5:47:33 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (When His Arrogance talks out of his a$$, Harry Reid's lips move.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So glad I don’t live in CA.


33 posted on 10/20/2013 5:57:20 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
intrafallopian transfer

I have to wonder how this would work on a guy. Just askin' the question.

34 posted on 10/20/2013 5:59:51 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (You can keep your doctor - if you lock him in your basement.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“. . . fertility treatments to homosexual couples “

This is one of those Jay Leno Jaywalking bits, no?


35 posted on 10/20/2013 9:51:16 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: oldbill

You can give a man in a dress all the female hormones you like, and he will never have a baby


36 posted on 10/20/2013 9:53:03 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is it a gay marriage if a lesbian hooks up with a homosexual guy?

Who gets the fertility treatments?


37 posted on 10/20/2013 10:08:53 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: oldbill

Male homosexuals and lesbians don’t get along, as a general rule, so that match-up is unlikely for 1,000 different reasons.


38 posted on 10/20/2013 10:10:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Obama's favorite game is Pin the Fail on the Honkey!)
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To: GeronL

They’re working on it, if you can believe it:

The Science of Male Pregnancy
http://www.malepregnancy.com/science/


39 posted on 10/20/2013 10:11:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Obama's favorite game is Pin the Fail on the Honkey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>”Couples in California currently have to try to conceive naturally for 12 months before coverage for fertility treatments kicks in”<

Unless a Gay guy has a Uterus up his A$$, it ain’t happening. After twelve months of trying, he’ll need an Anus Transplant.


40 posted on 10/20/2013 10:14:52 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Good news, Federal Funding for my Tagline has been restored. Crisis averted.)
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