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Booker, DeLauro Reintroduce Bicameral Legislation to Increase Access to Infertility Treatment

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) reintroduced the bicameral Access to Infertility Treatment and Care Act, legislation that would require more health insurers to provide coverage for infertility treatment, as well as fertility preservation services for individuals who undergo medically necessary procedures that may cause infertility, such as chemotherapy.

“Infertility is a prevalent medical condition, but treatments are often cost prohibitive for many and few health insurance plans cover them,” said Senator Booker. “We must not allow financial constraints dictate who gets the opportunity to start or grow a family. I am proud to join Representative DeLauro in introducing this bill that will require more insurance plans to cover treatment for infertility and fertility preservation services, so everyone has access to the care they need to grow their families.”

“When people do not have insurance coverage for infertility treatment and care, they are forced to make impossible choices between essentials like food, clothing, and housing or paying out of pocket for the chance to have a child,” said Representative DeLauro. “The emotional and physical toll of infertility should not be intensified by the financial burden that can come with treatment. This bill will ensure that American families get the insurance coverage they deserve and the opportunity to grow their family.”

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