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Fertility care would be covered under Calif. bill

April 30, 2013 • Business


CHANGES QUIRK-SILVA’S DISTRICT TO FULLERTON INSTEAD OF FREMONT – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, D-Fullerton, left discusses her proposed measure that would require health insurers to pay for treatment for those who may become infertile due to other medical care,with cancer survivor Alice Crisci, at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, April 30, 2013. If approved by the Legislature and signed by the Governor, Quirk-Silva’s bill, AB912, would require insurance providers to cover fertility preservation services for patients who may become infertile due to other medical treatments. Crisci, who is pregnant, had her eggs harvested at her own expense before under going cancer treatment. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Alice Crisci was diagnosed at age 31 with an aggressive form of breast cancer, she paid to have her eggs harvested as part of a costly procedure before undergoing cancer treatment.

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