Senate Veterans Affair Committee Chairwoman Patty MurrayPatty MurrayFive takeaways from Labor pick’s confirmation hearing Overnight Regulation: Trump’s budget proposes .5B in Labor Dept. cuts Trump proposes .5B in Labor cuts MORE (D-Wash.) introduced the Women Veterans and Other Health Care Improvement Act of 2012, S. 3313, which would improve VA services for women veterans and veteran spouses and end the ban on (IVF) services at VA to help severely wounded veterans start families.
Murray cited a Pentagon report that showed since 2003, nearly 2,000 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan suffered pelvic fractures and genitourinary injuries that could affect their abilities to reproduce.
Murray said the Department of Defense currently provides access to IVF services and coverage at no charge to severely combat wounded service members. Murray’s bill would provide veterans with the same access through TRICARE, the military healthcare system.
The bill now heads to the House for further action.
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