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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 01:33 PM
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1. Did they look at the health costs for the children concieved?
Children born after fertility treatments and to older mothers in general tend to be much less healthy than thier peers, much more prone to learning disorders, etc. As a result thier health care costs more (care of singleton premature babies costs a small fortune, care of micropremies and multiples a rather large one) and thier educational needs are often more expensive to meet. Seems like that would change the numbers involved very quickly. I think at least partially-funded fertility treatment is a good idea, but I don't it's realistic to paint it as some huge financial boon to the government that offers it.
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