Family Act of 2011, S 965 introduced in the U.S. Senate
Legislation will remove financial barriers for infertility treatments
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association applauds Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) for introducing a bill in the U.S. Senate that would provide eligible taxpayers a tax credit for the out-of-pocket expenses incurred with infertility medical treatment.
Appropriately named the “Family Act of 2011,” the bill, S 965, would apply to expenses related to in vitro fertilization and treatments to preserve fertility for cancer patients.
The Bill was introduced just days after RESOLVE’s successful Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. Advocates from across the country met with their Members of Congress to advocate for the tax credit. Enthusiasm was very strong for the tax credit among the Advocates, who see the need for immediate financial relief for infertility patients.
What YOU can do:
Now that it is introduced, S 965 needs co-sponsors in the U.S. Senate. We need EVERYONE who is facing infertility (and their friends and family) to contact their two U.S. Senators.
1. Contact your two Senators right now. It takes 3 minutes through RESOLVE’s Action Alert System. PLEASE review the online letter and personalize it with your story. Personal content is far more impactful than a form letter.
2. Ask your friends and family to send letters too! Forward this link so they can take action today. http://www.resolve.org/taxcredit
3. Share the information about the tax credit on your Blog or Facebook page!