(July 2, 2018, McLean, VA) RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association applauds Delaware Governor John Carney for signing a bill into law that requires health insurers in Delaware to provide coverage for fertility care services, including in vitro fertilization procedures, for individuals who suffer from a disease or condition that results in the inability to procreate or to carry a pregnancy to a live birth.
This is an historic legislative win for Delaware families!” said Barbara Collura, President/CEO, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. “Delaware has just become the sixteenth state to provide infertility insurance coverage, the ninth to provide IVF coverage, and one of just a handful of states to provide fertility preservation for cancer patients.
RESOLVE advocated strongly for passage of this legislation and supported the grassroots advocacy by patients, physicians and like-minded organizations to advance this cause.
“I’m so proud to be a Delaware resident! Governor Carney and the Delaware legislature demonstrated tremendous support for families, and this legislation will have a profound impact on the lives of Delawareans who are struggling to build a family,” said patient advocate Christie Gross, leader of Stand Up For Delaware Fertility Coverage.
About RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association: Established in 1974, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age has trouble conceiving or carrying a pregnancy to term. RESOLVE addresses this public health issue by providing community to these women and men, connecting them with others who can help, empowering them to find resolution and giving voice to their demands for access to all family building options. For more information, visit www.RESOLVE.org.