Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Liberals Promise Full Funding for In-Vitro Fertilization

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Liberals Promise Full Funding for In-Vitro Fertilization

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Manitoba Liberals make in-vitro pledge

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WINNIPEG - Manitoba Liberals are promising more money for women who are struggling to get pregnant, although some of the key details have yet to be worked out.

Leader Rana Bokhari says that if she becomes premier in next April's election, her government will cover the full cost of an initial round of in-vitro fertilization

The NDP government currently provides a 40 per cent tax credit for all in-vitro treatment.

"I do believe it has to be a full subsidy," Bokhari said Friday as she announced the latest plan in her election platform.

It's not clear whether the Liberal plan would end up broader than what's already in place.

Bokhari said funding would be limited to 400 procedures a year, which she admitted could lead to a waiting list. The government says there were 540 procedures last year. …

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