An Update on Fertility Legislation

It’s a time of change. See the latest information about fertility legislation

Update on Fertility LegislationThe physicians at Dallas IVF are committed to bringing you the best that reproductive medicine has to offer. Our DFW fertility specialists believe that this commitment requires more than just providing superior medical care. It also involves monitoring what’s going on with fertility legislation in Texas and Washington D.C.

There’s a lot happening with fertility legislation

Members of Congress have been busy introducing and voting on a variety of bills that impact reproductive medicine. Our DFW fertility specialists have been carefully watching as Congress addresses everything from IVF for wounded veterans to the adoption tax credit. Here’s an overview of what’s going on with infertility coverage.

  • The U.S. Congress recently passed a bill that gives the Veterans Administration (VA) funds to offer in vitro fertilization, IVF, and adoption assistance to wounded veterans. This bill marks the first time that the VA will be able to offer IVF to wounded warriors.
  • The U.S. House of Representatives is considering H.R. 586 and H.R. 681, which deem that human life begins with fertilization. These bills could have the unintended consequence of making assisted reproductive technology like IVF less accessible to Americans struggling with infertility.
  • The adoption tax credit is threatened as members of Congress consider tax reform. The Adoption Tax Credit Working Group is striving to protect the tax credit and make it refundable to help families in need.
  • In Texas, HB 785 would make it easier for families to receive and donate embryos.

RESOLVE is hosting Advocacy Day in Washington D.C.

On May 18, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is hosting Advocacy Day in the nation’s capitol. This event is a chance for the infertility community to speak with members of Congress about “increased access to family building options and financial relief.” Advocacy Day is the perfect opportunity to make your voice heard!

If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of the experienced and compassionate fertility specialists from Dallas IVF, please contact us today. Each of our physicians is committed to providing you with a customized treatment plan to help you become a parent.