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Oregon fertility treatment coverage bill stalls again

Published by Axios. Read the full article.

Despite bipartisan support, a bill that would require that some insurers cover fertility treatment has once again stalled in Oregon’s Democratic-controlled Legislature.

Why it matters: Oregon’s fertility rate is one of the lowest in the country. Twenty other states have passed a mandate for insurers to cover fertility care, according to Resolve: The National Infertility Association.

  • But a similar measure has sat in the Oregon Senate’s Rules Committee for the last two years without ever making it to the floor for a vote.

Driving the news: The bill appears likely to fizzle again as Senate Republicans continue their walkout, denying lawmakers a quorum and the ability to resume business. The legislative session ends on June 25.

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