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The VA Will Now Pay for Fertility Treatment for Wounded Vets

October 3, 2016

(NPR) – For the first time in almost 25 years, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will pay for In Vitro Fertilization for wounded veterans. As NPR’s Quil Lawrence explains, Congress has reversed a law passed in 1992 that “prohibited the Department of Veterans Affairs from paying for IVF for veterans and their families.” Quil tells our Newscast unit that “inside the stopgap spending bill passed this week is a provision to allow fertility treatments including IVF through VA health care.”

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