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In November 2014, the Minister of Health, Gaétan Barrette, officially announced its desire to abolish the Quebec assisted reproduction program. This program was set up in summer 2010 by the Minister Yves Bolduc under a government Party Liberal. In summary, the Minister wishes Barrette "return" the financing by the tax credit.However, a single IVF cycle would be covered for women under 37 and two rings for women 37 to 42 years. He also wanted to make it illegal to assisted reproduction treatments for women over 42 years. He also wants to remove funding to people who already have a child. A few weeks later, he told the media that he wants couples have a minimum of 3 years of unprotected sex before resorting to treatment. Artificial insemination remain covered by the RAMQ.
Bill 20 has two parts, family medicine and assisted reproduction. In the media, it is more a question of family medicine side. A hidden law in another.
In spring 2015, there has been the Parliamentary Committee . Several groups, including the Association of infertile couples in Quebec, the Canadian Association of Awareness infertility, FMSQ, the Canadian Fertility and Andrology between others came to file briefs, express their opinions and suggest solutions.
In May 2015, after an agreement with the family doctors, the Barrette Minister unveils amendments to Bill 20 , assisted reproduction pane. It removes the prohibition for women 42 and older, in addition to removing the 3-year sex. In our opinion, this is a smokescreen. It gives the impression of making concessions. In reality, it deflects the discussions of the primary subject of fertilization treatments in vitro coverage. We believe that these two amendments are easy to remove and issues were planned as well. Political strategies.
End May 2015 begins the detailed study of Bill 20. It includes a strip Minister visibly "sickened" to answer all the questions of the opposition. It can even be a bit boastful when Lamarre member asked him if he agrees to cover at least one IVF treatment. He refuses to answer the question put to him several times, using a lot of "blah", pointing the finger at others. A lack of respect, especially to infertile couples.
In an interview about the possible agreement with the FMSQ, Barrette Minister said that it relies on the abolition of the assisted reproduction program to find money.
"The adoption of Bill 20 can wait a while, responded Mr. Barrette. I have much more need of Bill 20 for the budget related to medically assisted procreation for doctors commitments. "These savings amount to $ 48 million.
Parliamentary proceedings were adjourned at the middle of June 2015. 20 The law has not been adopted and the detailed study is completed. It will continue to fall.
LAST HOUR !
According to the schedule on the website of the National Assembly, there will be a session on the detailed study of Bill 20 Friday, August 21, 2015.
We must act NOW!
You have, we know, was already much sought in recent months in connection with Bill 20. It began the "great final sprint."
We do not pretend to want to turn things around and change the government, and the Minister Barrette mind.However, it is better to try anything than to regret later. If you wait until the law is passed 20 to say "But what could I have done? "It will unfortunately be too late!
And if, despite all these actions, the law 20 passed, we will at least give the greatest possible visibility to our cause.This is the big plus point of this great battle!
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We know that not all infertile couples who wish to paste the publicly label and we understand that. Often, the tests for a baby are secret and the secret is retained despite infertility, especially if it is a first baby.
If you are comfortable view you publicly on social networks, YOURSELF the ! Already, just to share the publications ACIQ saying that this applies to you, you are # 1couplesur6, awaken around you about what is happening right now!
Say it proudly as you are # 1couplesur6! Say the assisted reproduction program is important. Yes, it could be improved, better marked, we are all aware, but he does not deserve to be abolished. Inform your loved ones. There was unfortunately a bit of misinformation in the media. Things are sometimes ill say and people do not understand the basics. Infertile couples are the best spokesmen!
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