Cynthia and Alex are parents to a 6-year-old son, Jake. “It was a dream come true,” Alex said, of becoming a dad.
But for the high school sweethearts, conceiving a child was only possible with in vitro fertilization, which was covered by Cynthia’s insurance through her employer. They have what’s called “unexplained infertility.”
Cynthia then left her job to become a stay-at-home mom. Of course, they’d like another child. Although Cynthia went back to work as a part-time teacher, she is no longer covered for fertility treatments and Alex’s job doesn’t provide that coverage, either.
“I work for a large shipping company and our benefits are great,” he said. “I was a little shocked we don’t have that.
“We do have very good dental, very good medical and prescription plans, but that’s the one coverage we don’t have.”
Cynthia and Alex with their son, Jake.
Courtesy of Cynthia Triana
They’ve since racked up more than $24,000 in debt over the past year paying for treatments out of pocket,…