Sending Office: Honorable Rosa L. DeLauro
Sent By:
Sarah.Laven@mail.house.gov

Cosponsor the Access to Infertility Treatment and Care Act (H.R. 5965) 

Current Cosponsors: Reps. Wasserman Schultz, Tim Ryan, Mark Pocan

Endorsed by: RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association, American
Urological Association and the National Military Family Association

 

Dear Colleague,

One in eight couples experience difficulty getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Despite the prevalence of infertility and its recognition as a disease by several medical organizations, coverage
for infertility treatment and services is limited. 

Even in state that have laws for infertility coverage, policies still exclude a portion of state residents, including those whose employers self-insure and those enrolled in a plan through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.  Congress should build
upon these important state laws and ensure that all Americans who need and want infertility treatment services have access to them. 

The Access to Infertility Treatment and Care Act would help individuals and families who are impacted by infertility by:

  • Requiring that health plans offered on the group and individual markets, in addition to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, TRICARE, and the VA provide coverage for treatment of infertility.
     
  • Ensuring that these plans also cover fertility preservation services for individuals who undergo a medically necessary procedure that may cause infertility, such as chemotherapy.   

For more information about or to become an original cosponsor of the Access to Infertility Treatment and Care Act, please contact Sarah Laven in Congresswoman DeLauro’s office at sarah.laven@mail.house.gov.    

Sincerely,

Rosa DeLauro
Member of Congress

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