A bill to create a tax credit for the out-of-pocket costs associated with in vitro fertilization (IVF) and fertility preservation, the Family Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) in May, 2013. This bill was first introduced in 2011 during the 112th Congress which ended in December 2012. The bill did not pass and was re-introduced in the 113th Congress. The Family Act, (S 881/HR 1851) will help thousands of people access medical treatment for infertility that otherwise would be unavailable for them due to lack of insurance coverage. RESOLVE supports this bill and needs your help getting this bill passed and made into a law.
Key provisions of the Family Act House and Senate bill:
Send a letter to your two U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative asking them to co-sponsor the Family Act. Use RESOLVE's online Action Alert system to send your letter immediately. It takes less than 5 minutes to send your letter today. Please remember to personalize your letter so that your legislators know why this bill is important to you and the people from your state.
Family Building Professionals! Use this link to send letters of support to your Congressmen.
We need your financial support to fight for the rights of women and men who living with infertility. Your donations will help RESOLVE to pass The Family Act of 2013, protect current insurance mandates at the state level, to stop legislation that would negatively impact access to infertility treatment, ensure the continuation of the Adoption Tax Credit is expanded to help more families, and be the public voice that fights for the rights of those diagnosed with infertility. Donations to RESOLVE are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by U.S. Law.
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