What About Pending Legislation?

Legislation in the House
Two pieces of federal legislation mandating coverage of infertility are currently in house committees.  Both bills, proposed in early August of 1999, are unlikely to leave committee or pass in the current term.  As elections approach and congressmen direct their attention the needs of home constituencies and their re-election campaigns, priority for a bill regarding infertility coverage will be low.  Actions on high-profile topics, including medical errors and gun control, are more likely to gain national attention and bolster ratings at the polls.  However, changes in the party balance after the election may make the passage of legislation more plausible.

Legislation in the Senate
Legislation mandating insurance coverage of infertility treatment was just proposed on March 2, 2000 in the Senate.  However, as in the House, passage seems unlikely within the current term.
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