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|Dr. Schattman speaking at the RESOLVE Family Act Press Conference at the 2012 ASRM Annual Meeting.|
Physicians and professionals in the infertility field have an important role to play in supporting federal legislation. Members of Congress want to hear from experts and want to be sure that you support this bill. We need you to share your experience in dealing with patients who did not have the funds to pursue treatment. If you are a physician in the infertility field and want to see greater access to IVF care for patients, please show your support for this bill.
Share this information with your patients—show your commitment!
We have made it easy for you to share legislative information with your patients and/or clients. Download the Family Act Toolkit here.
Make sure your Members of Congress know who you are
It is best to start with sending a letter to the office, then follow-up up with a phone call to the office. Ideally, to really make an impact you need to meet with your Senators and Representative or their staff. Most likely you will meet with someone on the staff, but that is fine as the staff are the eyes and ears for their boss on all issues! The staff will know the issues, know the status of bills, and can make things happen in the office. Plus they can tell you any information on the bill’s progress in the appropriate committee. During your meeting tell your legislator what you do, how many staff you employ, how many patients you treat each year, and how lack of insurance coverage or access to funds can prevent many patients from getting the care they need, and how the Family Act will help lessen the financial burden on patients. You can meet with your elected officials in their Washington, D.C. offices or in their local state or district office.
If you are interested in meeting with your Senator or Representative or their staff, please contact RESOLVE and we can help you. We want you to be prepared, have the information you need, and help facilitate making the appointment if you are having difficulty. Email RESOLVE at email@example.com, give us your name, address, city and state and we can help you with your District appointment. You’d be surprised how one constituent can make all the difference in the world.
|2012 ASRM Annual Meeting attendee signing the Family Act Pledge|
Add Your Name to the List of Clinics That Care About Access To Treatment
Take the pledge: If you are a professional and you support the Family Act, please read the pledge below, add your name to the ever-growing list of family building professionals who are committed to helping RESOLVE’s efforts to make the Family Act a reality. We will add the name of your practice/business to the RESOLVE website to showcase professionals who support the Family Act. Click here to see who has signed the pledge.