Senate Veterans Affair Committee Chairwoman Patty MurrayPatty MurrayTrump health pick vows to sell off stocks to avoid conflicts Senate Dems end ObamaCare repeal protest after 5 hours DeVos confirmation hearing delayed 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 BegichThe future of the Arctic 2016’s battle for the Senate: A shifting map Trump campaign left out of Alaska voter guide MORE (D-Alaska), Barbara MikulskiBarbara MikulskiThe Hill's 12:30 Report Senate swears in new members Van Hollen lands seat on Banking Committee MORE (D-Md.), Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders, Dems defend ObamaCare at Michigan rally Sanders: Not a 'bad thing' if Comey resigns Sanders: Trump should tweet support for Medicare, Social Security MORE (I-Vt.) and Jon TesterJon TesterLive coverage: The Senate's 'vote-a-rama' Dems attack Trump SEC pick's ties to Wall Street Bipartisan group of lawmakers blast neo-Nazi rally MORE (D-Mont.) co-sponsored the bill.