A Guide to Advocating for Access to Care in New York State
We are seeing unprecedented movement on the Fair Access to Fertility Treatment Act (FAFTA) that RESOLVE helped draft that would add IVF and fertility preservation for cancer patients to NY’s current insurance law. FAFTA has been included in the Senate budget, and Governor Cuomo’s budget also includes an IVF proposal. A three-way budget negotiation now begins, and we need to make sure that the Senate, Assembly and Governor all agree to put FAFTA in its entirety in the state budget — which means coverage for IVF, and fertility preservation for cancer patients, becomes law!
The budget negotiations take place between now and April 1, so we need you to call and email your lawmakers and the Governor RIGHT NOW! As New York residents, your voice is the most important one!
Send this letter – tell your lawmakers and the Governor you want FAFTA in the state budget!
Call now – we even have a script for you.
And share this link – www.resolve.org/FAFTAToolkit – with every New Yorker you know.
Act now to give everyone in New York a fair shot at family!
We will not stop until the New York legislature and Governor enact legislation that provides for full access to the optimal standard of care for medical treatment for all those struggling to build a family and those needing life-affirming fertility preservation services.
We need to keep the pressure on and we need to make sure we have the resources to keep our voices strong. Please donate any amount you can to help us improve access to care in New York. Click here for greater access to care.