Senate Veterans Affair Committee Chairwoman Patty MurrayPatty MurrayRyan goes all-in on Puerto Rico Overnight Healthcare: Medicare fight looms on Capitol Hill Senate GOP hardening stance against emergency funding for Zika 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.
Sens. Mark BegichMark BegichEx-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm Unable to ban Internet gambling, lawmakers try for moratorium Dem ex-lawmakers defend Schumer on Iran MORE (D-Alaska), Barbara MikulskiBarbara MikulskiAcela primaries: Winners, losers Failed Md. gubernatorial candidate wins primary for Donna Edwards seat Candidate who spent M loses Md. House race MORE (D-Md.), Bernie SandersBernie SandersGloria Steinem: If Clinton doesn't win it's because majority didn't vote Protesters greet Clinton at Calif. rally Sanders: 'You can’t keep track’ of the wars GOP would start MORE (I-Vt.) and Jon TesterJon TesterElizabeth Warren stumps, raises funds for Duckworth Senators subpoena EPA officials over mine waste spill The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (D-Mont.) co-sponsored the bill.