Lol, thanks for the tip @Maxwellsmum!!! I'll keep that in mind next time hubby is chasing me 'round the house
I've not heard of Monash implementing that policy as yet, but I think the Government was considering taking away funding for BT's at one point? It was wrapped up within the proposed changes to Medicare etc. And it wasn't just BT's that were affected from memory - scans, xrays etc too maybe? Either way, I hope that is NOT the case. That would place a massive financial strain on lots of people, not just IVF'ers. The elderly would really suffer from it
Ah, yup. Right here We spent our entire house deposit on IVF (and we're not bl00dy young, DH is turning 53 this year) so it was a BIG DEAL for us to do that. We own no major assets - no rental properties, shares, gold bullion bars. We rent, we pay massive amounts of Child Support to DH's ex. We literally live week to week. And now we have borrowed $10K to do a donor egg round of IVF, and will be paying that back for the next 7 years.
There were times where we wanted to give up and prior to our loan being granted I presumed we were at the end of the line with it all. It is NOT FAIR to me that good people who are desperate to have babies have to give up everything they own and quite literally live on the poverty line to have a child, yet these young 15 year old somethings can pop babies out and get paid for it willy-nilly.
Sorry, I know everyone is entitled to have a child but there is something bl00dy wrong with the way it all is now It breaks my heart that some people cannot have a child simply because of money. It should not come down to that! And 'smart people' will tell you that if you can't afford to do IVF you can't afford to have a child in the first place...Well, I call BS on that! Raising a child doesn't call for regular $15K payments UP FRONT.
Infertility is painful enough without the bigwigs making it damn near impossible for us to do IVF....
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