Resolve is an organization dedicated to addressing the needs and concerns of people who are faced with infertility. June 25 is Resolve's Advocacy day, and hundreds of people will be descending on Congress to support legislation to help those facing infertility, including the Family Building Act of 2009 (H.R. 697). The Family Building Act amends the Public Health Service Act and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) to require a group health plan that provides coverage for obstetrical services to include coverage for non-experimental treatment of infertility that is deemed appropriate by a participant or beneficiary and the treating physician. The bill would also require coverage for assisted reproductive technology only if certain conditions are met. Additionally, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) will be introducing the Family Building Act to the Senate! This bill mirrors the House version of the bill.
What you can do:
Send a letter/email thanking Senator Gillibrand for her initiative.
Contact your Senator to either co-sponsor or support this bill.
HR 697 has been assigned to committees. Contact the House Committee members directly to show your support. The 3 assigned committees are:
House Energy and Commerce
House Education and Labor
House Oversight and Government Reform
If you haven't already, contact your Representative to support HR 697 as well.