AUGUSTA – A bill that would help infertile couples become pregnant is creating some controversy in Augusta.
Filed by Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason, the bill would require insurance companies to help pay for infertility treatments. But it would only take place if the couple was married and if the infertility wasn’t caused by a sexually transmitted disease.
That’s raising concerns with several groups who don’t think the government should make decisions based on the perceived morality of a persons behavior. Money would also be taken from the general fund to help cover the cost of the mandates, which is also raising concerns. Some have suggested the issue needs more study to determine the need in Maine.
A work session on the bill will soon be held.