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Posted by: Marnee Beck at March 18, 2014 
Category: Infertility Advocacy 

Barbara Collura

The words we use…or don’t use…and what infertility has taught me

Posted by: Barbara Collura at March 18, 2014
Category: Infertility Advocacy
Barbara Collura is the President/CEO for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.

Each day RESOLVE uses its Facebook page to post a question from the community, that is, our community. People who follow us, people who volunteer for us, and people who just want to connect with someone else going through the same journey. Read more.

Lee Rubin Collins

RESOLVE leads the conversation about the ACA and Infertility Mandates

Posted by: Lee Collins at February 28, 2014
Category: Essential Health Benefit
Lee Collins, Co-Chair, national Advocacy Committee, former Chair, RESOLVE Board of Directors

Widespread mystery. Surprise reversals. Rumors flying. Panic starts in certain quarters. Read more.

Why I Decided to Speak Out

Posted by: Courtney Wilson at February 11, 2014
Category: Federal and State legislation
Courtney Wilson is a RESOLVE Project Protect Volunteer in Kansas.

There are many things in my life that I am passionate about. I am a huge dog lover and advocate of animal rescues, shelters, and adopting pets. But when it comes to my infertility, I was largely quiet about it and only told the truth to a few close friends and family. Read more.

Barbara Collura

Not very funny...really

Posted by: Barbara Collura at December 4, 2013
Category: Infertility Advocacy
Barbara Collura is the President/CEO for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. She can be reached at bcollura@resolve.org or 703.556.7172.

I like satire as well as the next person… who doesn’t love a good political cartoon or have a favorite Saturday Night Live skit?  Sometimes though, the satirist picks a focus that turns out to not be funny, and you are left with that feeling of… “Oh, that was mean, they shouldn’t have done that.” Read more.

Barbara Collura

Reflections on ASRM Annual Meeting, ACA information, and spring in DC!

Posted by: Barbara Collura at October 30, 2013
Category: Essential Health Benefit
Barbara Collura is the President/CEO for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. She can be reached at bcollura@resolve.org or 703.556.7172.

We just returned from Boston where we unfortunately did not have time to take in a Red Sox game, but we did have time to meet and greet thousands of attendees of the annual American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Meeting. RESOLVE had a booth in the exhibit hall, and we had the chance to see many of the dedicated healthcare professionals who work in this field. Read more.

What the Affordable Care Act does wrong when it comes to infertility treatment

Posted by: Michael Cahill at July 23, 2013
Category: Essential Health Benefit
Michael Cahill is Editor of the Vista Health Solutions blog.Follow him on Twitter at @VistaHealth and @ElectronicMike.

Beginning in 2014, the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will finally become law. The sweeping health care reform legislation, more commonly referred to as "Obamacare," aims to completely overhaul the American health system. Read more.

Barbara Collura

Infertility advocates take on Washington, D.C....and find their voice along the way.

Posted by Barbara Collura at May 15, 2013
Category: Federal and State legislation
Barbara Collura is the President/CEO for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. She can be reached at bcollura@resolve.org or 703.556.7172.

The largest group of infertility advocates in RESOLVE’s history came together in Washington, D.C. last week to bring a unified message to Members of Congress. We asked for their support on two important pieces of legislation that will bring the infertility community financial relief for IVF treatments and fertility preservation through a tax credit and access to family building options including IVF for our wounded veterans. Read more.

Advocacy Day: A Personal Story

Posted by: Michelle Brock at April 11, 2013
Category: Federal and State legislation
Michelle Brock is RESOLVE’s new Development Manager of Corporate Partners. She can be reached at mbrock@resolve.org or 703.556.7172

My husband and I had been married for 10 years when we received our initial infertility diagnoses on Christmas Eve in 2008. When hearing the words male factor infertility along with possible endometriosis, I remember feeling paralyzed and totally powerless. We had done everything the right way, we were responsible adults with stable jobs – we even had a house! How could we be infertile? Read more.

Barbara Collura

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association Remembers Robert G. Edwards: A true pioneer in treatment for infertility patients

Posted by Barbara Collura at April 10, 2013
Category: Infertility Advocacy
Barbara Collura is the President/CEO for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. She can be reached at bcollura@resolve.org or 703.556.7172.

Robert G. Edwards, a British physiologist who won a Nobel Prize in 2010 for helping develop in vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques, died on April 10 at the age of 87. Read more.

Barbara Collura

February at RESOLVE: Hearts, Chocolates, and Anti-Family Legislation…

Posted by: Barbara Collura at February 20, 2013
Category: Federal and State legislation
Barbara Collura is the President/CEO for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. She can be reached at bcollura@resolve.org or 703.556.7172.

I hope everyone facing infertility was able to celebrate the holiday of love… whether that was with your partner, friend, or family. Because I can tell you that right now the infertility community isn’t feeling the love from 9 states and their anti-family legislation. I have been telling people for the past few weeks I feel like I am at the arcade playing the “Whac-A-Mole” game – as soon as we whack one dead, another mole (insert BILL), pops up. Read more.

Barbara Collura

Legislative Update

Posted by: Barbara Collura at January 3, 2013
Category: Federal and State legislation
Barbara Collura is the President/CEO for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. She can be reached at bcollura@resolve.org or 703.556.7172.

Some good news for the Infertility Community… and some work to do in 2013

We have jokingly said for months that the extension of the Adoption Tax Credit and passage of the Family Act would occur late at night at the end of the year…and we may not even know what is in the final bill that passes. Read more.


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Submitted by jake at 12:54 PM on April 21, 2014
I think we should think long term benefits of the AFA. For example for those children born from IVF or not will have coverage for thier own health no matter what. We think fertility treatments are expensive but taking care of a child with a chonic condition can bankrupt a family. With the AFA these children will always have healthcare coverage regardless of thier preexisting conditions. As with any widespread change we have a responsibility to look at all aspects before making broad statements as to the importance of the AFA.
Submitted by LostInArkansas at 02:32 PM on December 3, 2013
The Affordable Care Act has allowed Arkansas to not offer their own mandated coverage of IVF in the marketplace. We moved here hoping for coverage. As Federal employees, we had to look into buying private insurance, since FEHB is exempt from state mandates. After the Marketplace launched in October, I studied every single plan offered (with most of them having premiums of $200-$500/month), and none of them offered IVF coverage. So now we have to pay out of pocket, which was our problem when we lived in Virginia. Had I known that the ACA would slash my chances of coverage even more, we would not have moved away from our home, family, and friends.
Submitted by ABDesq at 01:30 PM on February 1, 2012
I am a legislative attorney in California, and I have been very concerned regarding the blinders that RESOLVE seems to have regarding health care reform legislation. PPACA was a net loss for infertile women-- the restrictions on medical FSAs that will go into effect next year will make it harder for infertile couples without insurance coverage for infertility (the vast majority of us) to finance ART. And now Republicans are working on legislation that will permit the cross-border sale of health insurance plans. If that plan becomes law, the most likely effect will be a race to the bottom, and insurance coverage for ART will become harder and harder to find. The fight to include coverage for infertility care in Essential Health Benefits was completely wasted when HHS kicked that issue to the states. So-called "personhood" amendments are important, and I'm glad to see RESOLVE in that fight, but your legislative program is myopic. You could be much more effective than you are. (For more information on infertility legislatiion, check out my Twitter feed @ABDesq)
Submitted by stormy at 10:32 AM on December 10, 2011
hi im married for 5 years and i still i have no baby my age is 41 and my wife is 22 there is no reason available we do i v f and she pregnant but after that she miscarried the tween please i need help where i go to do it again with successful thanks stormymarch9@yahoo.com
Submitted by Michelle at 10:34 AM on November 9, 2011
Whitney, you are uniformed about our opposition of personhood and probably the process if IVF in general. Once you understand what the "clumps of cells" still have to overcome to become people you will understand why legislation like this is a bad idea and a threat to everyone who could benefit from advanced reproductive technology. That said, congratulations to Atlee, Resolve and infertile women in Mississippi. Best of luck to all my fellow advocates as we continue this fight.
Submitted by Pro at 10:03 AM on November 9, 2011
Yes, congratulations on your role in murdering children in the womb. You should be SO proud of yourself. For an organization that should know how valuable life is through the many woman that are part of your group so desperate to have babies, you should be extra ashamed of yourself. To deny that life begins at conception is ridiculous. Perhaps an infertile woman who miscarries should not grieve. After all, she wasn't pregnant with anything but a clump of cells, right? Great job, resolve. Great job. I don't know how you sleep at night.
Submitted by Whitney at 01:55 PM on October 17, 2011
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