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Write Congress Today!

Write your Congressmen and ask them to support legislation that will bring financial relief to people with infertility and provide access to family building options to our wounded Veterans. Use RESOLVE’s online Action Alert system to send your letter immediately. Please remember to personalize each letter so that your legislators know why the bill is important to you and the people from your state. Members of Congress will support legislation that matters to their constituents in their district or state. Make your voice heard!

The Family Act S 881/ HR 1851

The Family Act, S 881/HR 1851 creates a tax credit for the out-of-pocket costs associated with in vitro fertilization (IVF) and fertility preservation. The Family Act will cover medical procedures, prescription medications, professional charges, the transfer of embryo and other necessary costs when a taxpayer undergoes IVF. The Family Act will help thousands of people access medical treatment for infertility that otherwise might be unavailable to them due to lack of insurance coverage. Send your letters to your U.S. Senators and Representative today. Family Building Professionals! Use this link to send letters of support to your Congressmen.

Women Veterans and Other Health Care Improvements Act S 131/HR 958

The Women Veterans and Other Health Care Improvement Act, S 131/HR 958, will improve the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Veteran Affairs to severely wounded, ill, or injured veterans and their spouses. The bill will provide access to fertility treatments, such as IVF for seriously injured veterans and their spouses, and adoption assistance. Send your letters to your U.S. Senators and Representative today

Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act S 1056/HR 2144

Although the adoption tax credit was made permanent in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the so-called “Fiscal Cliff” law), this new legislation will restore the refundable portion of the credit which was in place in 2010 and 2011. This legislation is critical to creating financial flexibility for families seeking to adopt. The reinstitution of the refundable adoption tax credit, through the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2013 will help provide access and relief to those who would otherwise not be able to build their family through adoption. Send your letters to your U.S. Senators and Representative today.

Next steps

Once you have sent your letters, don’t stop there!

  1. Follow up with a phone call. To find out your U.S. Senators phone numbers, click here. To find your U.S. Representative's phone number, click here. Ask to speak to the health legislative assistant and let them know you support these bills.
  2. Make an appointment to meet with your Member of Congress when they are back in your hometown. You will want to tell them your personal story and why you care about these bills.
  3. Connect with your Members of Congress on Facebook or Twitter. You will get to know what is important to them.

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