Suga eyes removing income cap on subsidies for fertility treatment

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Monday the government aims to abolish the cap on income to make it easier for all couples to receive subsidies for fertility treatment as Japan faces a declining birth rate.Suga’s remark came in response to calls that, in order for all couples to qualify for subsidies, the cap on their combined annual income currently set at 7.3 million yen ($70,000) should be abolished.The country’s public health insurance covers only limited fertility treatment that could cost millions of yen. The abolition of the cap could possibly take effect next year.”We hope t…

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