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Infertility is widespread but many Utah couples can’t afford help
Health care » Utah couples sometimes go deep into debt to pay for treatments that are rarely covered by insurance.


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Marissa and Matt King were able to raise about $15,000 to pay for the cost of their treatments through online donations and a 5K race. Before the fundraising, they maxed out their credit cards, cut every cost in their budget and took out loans.

They say the hardest part about saving up for IVF is there is no guarantee it will be successful. After four years of treatments and $20,000, the Kings’ first IVF cycle was successful. But only one month after learning they had conceived for the first time, the fetus miscarried.

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Both the Labrums and Kings say any infertility coverage is a win for couples with the disease. But for now, both couples say they are taking a break from treatment because of the financial, physical and emotional exhaustion of the process.

amcdonald@sltrib.com

Twitter: @amymcdonald89




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