@Hopeful, While I do agree that insurance should pay for reversals for pain, I think a big part of why they are not involves several things.
Here in the states, such a rule/law would likely be abused by some/many vasectimists/vasectomy reversal surgeons. The price of a reversal in NYC vs Tucson is considerably different. Reversals can be as low as 2500-5k -7-10k -15-25k. It depends on where they are located, how they are done, etc.
Insurance gets abuse when insurance is willing to pay for anything. Some may bill insurance 25-30-40-50+K for a reversal. This type of abuse already exists all over our medical system, medicade, etc, etc.
No doubt vasectomy is already in bed with our medical, legal, and political system/s here. What they are doing is more geared toward male sterilization, not helping people.
Im going to roll off topic here, what about the gates foundation (bill gates), and his male sterilization pill he is pushing all over the globe? I bet that's some really healthy stuff too. I'm sure it's side effect free, and perfectly safe, not! As I understand it, India just kicked the gates foundation out of their country. Take your pills, and bs elsewhere Bill!
Here in the states vasectomy isn't targeting specific individuals as much, etc like it does in third world countries. Here, you can pay for a reversal, pay for more and more crap, and keep on paying. It's the American way.
If you were the leader of a country, and had all these people on social welfare you had to write a monthly check to getting pregnant left and right, men that could not afford to support themselves, let alone the girl, and the child in the first place, No doubt I'd be pissed off to. Give them all a vasectomy. And you can bet such systems exist in this country, and elsewhere. They are disguised with rainbows, smiles, and happy faces.
I like to compare vasectomy to big tobacco, GMOs, Monsanto, leaded gasoline, and down the line. Very bad stuff, but very legal, and protected by law.
I'm sorry we have all fell into this mess, most of us blindly. It is the vasectomy juggernaut.