Coffman Applauds Provision to Cover IVF for Veterans

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Washington, DC, September 29, 2016 | comments

 U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) today issued the following statement on his “yes” vote on the Continuing Resolution, which included language to cover In vitro fertilization (IVF) for veterans with service-connected reproductive injuries:

“Our nation's veterans who cannot otherwise conceive due to service-connected injuries, without question, deserve the chance to start a family,” Coffman said.

“Earlier this year, I was moved by Army Cpl. Tyler Wilson's dream to start a family with his loving wife, Crystal. Wounded in combat while serving in Afghanistan, Army Cpl. Wilson, who now lives in Denver, is unable to conceive a child because of injuries he sustained in combat. I have continually championed Congressional efforts to help wounded warriors, like Army Cpl. Wilson, who cannot have children because of his wounds suffered in combat, have a family through VA services.”

“This bill is a monumental step in providing reproductive care to the veterans who have made incredible sacrifices for our country. We owe our veterans not only our thanks, we owe them the care they have earned.”


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