Have you heard about the Family Act ( S 965/HR 3522) that is before Congress this session? This bill was introduced in Congress in May of 2011 and if passed, will create a tax credit for the out-of-pocket costs associated with infertility medical treatment. As you can imagine, this bill could have a major impact for intended parents and may help them overcome some of the financial barriers associated with Infertility.
Infertility groups across the nation have rallied support for this bill. RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association is taking that a step further. RESOLVE is sponsoring Advocacy Day on April 25th, 2012 in Washington D.C. Participants will spend the day talking to Members of Congress about the disease of Infertility. The message from RESOLVE is that, “Congress can help make a difference in the lives of patients battling infertility by making vital medical treatment options more accessible, and strengthening the federal commitment to research that will lead to prevention of and treatments for infertility.”
Once registered, the organization will make appointments with the participants’ Congress person, and then provide training and materials for participants to make the most of their meeting. Participants will also be paired with other advocates from their state or RESOLVE staff members at these meetings to ensure effective communication of their message.
If you are interested in attending Advocacy day, you may find more information at: http://familybuilding.resolve.org/site/PageServer?pagename=advday_home