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Legislation Will Remove Financial Barriers for Infertility Treatments

Legislation will remove financial barriers for infertility treatments

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association applauds Rep. John Lewis (GA) for introducing a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would provide eligible taxpayers a tax credit for the out-of-pocket expenses associated with infertility medical treatment. Co-sponsored by Rosa L. DeLauro (CT), William Keating (MA), and Richard E. Neal (MA), the appropriately named the “Family Act of 2011,” HR 3522 would apply to expenses related to in vitro fertilization and treatments to preserve fertility for cancer patients.

The “Family Act of 2011”, HR 3522, is a companion bill to S 965 which was introduced in the U.S. Senate in May 2011. Advocates can now push for action on the two bills including bipartisan co-sponsorship, Committee Hearings, and movement on the Bills in both chambers.

What YOU can do:

Now that it is introduced, HR 3522 needs co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives. We need EVERYONE who is facing infertility (and their friends and family) to contact their Representative. If you sent a letter to your two U.S. Senators, you now need to send a letter to your Representative.

1. Contact your Representative right now. It takes 3 minutes through RESOLVE’s Action Alert System. PLEASE review the online letter and personalize it with your story. Personal content is far more impactful than a form letter.

2. Ask your friends and family to send letters too! Forward this link so they can take action today. http://www.resolve.org/taxcredit

3. Share the information about the tax credit on your Blog or Facebook page!

4. Do you live in a district of one of the co-sponsors listed above? Send them a “thank you”. They need to know they are supporting you by supporting this bill! You can find their contact information here.

For more questions, please visit our web site at acfs2000.com or call the office at 480-860-4792.

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