Get informed about infertility legislation
Once you become part of the infertility community, it’s hard not to become passionate about topics like access to care, insurance coverage for infertility treatment, and the effect of infertility legislation on whether or not people struggling with infertility are able to build their families.
Each year, RESOLVE brings the infertility community together in Washington D.C. for Advocacy Day, when thousands of people affected by infertility gather to meet with their elected representatives and make sure that their opinions are heard. Advocacy Day 2017 will take place May 18, and your Nevada fertility specialist hopes that some of our patients will represent our great state this year at our nation’s capitol.
Advocacy Day is hosted in partnership with the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, a renowned professional organization in which both Bruce Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D., and Carrie Bedient, M.D., maintain active membership.
Infertility legislation: Your opinion matters
For this year’s Advocacy Day, RESOLVE encourages participants to bring their representatives’ attention to two pieces of infertility legislation that affect access to important family-building options:
- The Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act, (Senate bill S 700 and House bill H. R. 1681): This bill will require the Veterans Administration to provide family-building options, such as IVF and adoption assistance, to veterans left infertile by wounds suffered in service to our country. This bill overturns the VA’s ban on IVF and expands family-building options for wounded veterans.
- The Adoption Tax Credit: Although the ATC is a permanent part of the tax code, tax reforms that will be debated in Congress this year could put this pro-family tax credit at risk.
RESOLVE provides all the training you need to make an impact, even scheduling your appointments for you. All you have to do is show up in Washington D.C. the day before Advocacy Day, start making friends, and learn how to most effectively share your message in conversations about infertility legislation.
Make your voice heard
It’s tough to work in a trip to D.C. during treatment, but you can still call your U.S. Representatives and follow the phone scripts provided by RESOLVE. We value the unique perspective that each of you brings to the national conversation about infertility and access to treatment. To schedule a consultation with a top Nevada fertility specialist, contact us.