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We are working to provide the necessary insurance coverage to help families have a baby. We want to help women and men with the disease of infertility and cancer to have the kind of insurance that will enable them to build a family.
Currently, 1 out of every 8 New York women and men of child bearing age suffer from the disease of infertility. Too often they can’t afford the treatments that can help them have a baby they otherwise couldn’t have.
New York has a health insurance law to provide coverage of infertility which was passed decades ago, written around the standards of last century infertility treatments. The time has come to include coverage for in vitro fertilization (IVF) – the 21st century treatment for infertility. IVF is the last, best option for only a small percentage of people with infertility, but it is their only hope to have baby.
IVF treatment can be expensive. For too many middle income New Yorkers, IVF coverage is out of their reach. Sadly, this means having their baby is out of their reach.
In addition, men and women of child bearing age that have cancer and certain other diseases often require chemotherapy or other treatments that can render them infertile. In many case the only way for them to have babies after treatment is to freeze their eggs and sperm before treatment. This standard practice of care should also be covered by insurance.
The solution: Please take a minute to send an email to Governor Cuomo urging him to support updating this last century law by having health insurance cover modern fertility treatments and fertility preservation for cancer patients. Help us help New Yorkers to have a baby they would not otherwise be able to have.