ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The House of Delegates voted Thursday overwhelmingly in favor of extending insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization for unmarried people. The legislation also decreases the time any woman must try and fail to conceive by other methods before insurance would pay.
The insurance industry took a neutral stand on the bill. Supporters said it’s an equity issue.
The joy of parenthood sometimes needs a nudge from science. In Maryland, insurance companies aren’t required to offer coverage for in vitro fertilization for unmarried women. Sen. Shelly Hettleman, a Democrat who represents Baltimore County’s 11th District, is pushing to change that.