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Congresswoman Wants VA to Cover in Vitro

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by Kevin Derby

This week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., and U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., in urging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to cover veterans whose wounds prevent them from having children by expanding Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) coverage, including In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).

The VA hasn’t offered IVF coverage since a ban established in 1992 but, thanks to a provision from Larsen and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., included in a spending bill in September, there was a temporary lift of the ban for a year.

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