RESOLVE, the only patient advocacy group in the U.S. that fights for the rights of women and men who are infertile has seen an increasing need to bring together the community to ensure that our voices are heard. RESOLVE is greatly involved in advocating for the infertility community on both the federal and state level.
ACT NOW in New Jersey!
New Jersey has the chance to join the growing list of states that provide insurance coverage for fertility preservation for those facing chemotherapy or other medically necessary treatment that threatens their ability to have children. While New Jersey currently requires insurance coverage for infertility treatment, it does not include coverage for those at risk of iatrogenic (or medically-induced) infertility. S 2133 \ A 3150 addresses this gap in insurance coverage so patients do not have to choose between effective medical treatment and a future chance at parenthood.
Action Needed: Please send this letter to key lawmakers in the state to voice your support for passing this bill this year. Thank you!
ACT Now in New York!
New York has a chance to finally legalize Gestational Surrogacy arrangements but we need your help! We need hundreds of letters to flood the offices of New York State Senators and Assemblypersons. Please send a letter right now to your New York State legislators urging them to “Pass the Child Parent Security Act.”
Congratulations, NY! As a result of our grassroots advocacy and round-the-clock negotiation with the Governor’s staff and legislative leaders, IVF coverage for the large group market was included in the 2020 NY State budget, along with fertility preservation coverage for medically-induced infertility for the individual and large and small group markets. This new law takes effect January 1, 2020. As a result, about 2.4 million New Yorkers will have access to IVF insurance coverage, and more than 4 million will have access to fertility preservation before undergoing treatment for cancer or other medical treatments. Read more about this new legislation here: #Access2Care Win in New York
Action Needed: It is important to thank Governor Cuomo, Assemblywoman Simotas, Senator Savino, your Assemblymember and State Senator for this life-changing law, and to remind them that ALL New Yorkers deserve this same access to care.
Act Now in South Carolina!
H 3289/S 485 establishes “that the right to life for each born and preborn human being vests at fertilization and that the rights of due process and equal protection, guaranteed by … the constitution of this state, vest at fertilization for each born and preborn human being.” If passed, this law could prevent doctors from practicing IVF in accord with the best standards of medical care, and cancer patients whose only hope lies in freezing embryos could be prevented from having biological children.
Action Needed: Send letters to your State Senator and Representative now – it takes just minutes to voice your opposition.
RESOLVE tracks legislation that impact the infertility community. Some of these bills are anti-family and some of the bills would help people with infertility. Click here to see the list of state legislation that we are currently tracking.