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HB 186: Louisiana lawmaker revamps fertility preservation bill

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Should insurance companies cover the cost of fertility treatments? A Louisiana lawmaker is fighting to make it happen.

MONROE, La. (KNOE) – State Representative Paula Davis has a strategy to give Louisiana residents access to affordable fertility treatments.

“Once the session does begin, I plan to file two separate bills. One for fertility preservation and one for IVF. Just to keep both of those issues clean and separate from one another and hopefully to get both bills through,” Davis said.

She filed House Bill 187, related to fertility preservation, for the upcoming 2023 legislative session. It’s a revamped version of House Bill 537. The proposed legislation (HB 537) faced financial hurdles from Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Department of Insurance before it stalled last year.

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