As many of you know, fertility treatments are extremely expensive! There are medications, treatments, procedures, and testing that cost thousands upon thousands of dollars. For some couples, IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) and other treatments are their only hope! Just one cycle of IVF can exceed $15, 000! Many states do not mandate insurance coverage. My state, Ohio, does thankfully….but we still have spent an unbelievable amount of money. I am grateful to have some coverage, however it is really lacking. Unfortunately, there are still so many couples out there struggling to pay 100% out of pocket! You can help though!
From Resolve.org — In May 2011 a bill to create a tax credit for the out-of-pocket costs associated with infertility medical treatment was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman John Lewis (GA). Aptly named the Family Act of 2011, S 965/HR 3522 will potentially help thousands of people seek medical treatment that otherwise would be out of reach for them. RESOLVE supports this bill and needs your help getting this bill passed and made into a law. You can find more info about the Family Act by clicking here.