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Infertility advocates push for fair access to fertility

Advocates will be heading to Albany for "Resolve Day" on February 27th.

Posted: Feb 18, 2019 10:53 PM

ALBANY, NY - For some couples in New York, being able to have children is not an easy process.

It may even require the aid of a fertility clinic which can be very costly.

That’s where the “Fair Access to Fertility Treatment Act” or “FAFTA” comes into play.

The proposed legislation would expand coverage for IVF for couples diagnosed with infertility. It would also cover fertility preservation for cancer patients.

To bring awareness to this act, advocates like Katie Tamez will be heading to Albany on February 27th for Resolve Day.

“The biggest thing with Resolve Day is making sure that nobody should be having a struggle in New York trying to build their family. I can tell you from our personal experience, we had no insurance coverage, no help with specialty medications. So passing this legislation would be a huge help to any family that wants to build their family.”

Last year the State Assembly passed FAFTA, but due to the wording of the Bill, it did not pass the Senate.

Specifically, the Bill did not include access to coverage for same-sex couples.

Tamez says the wording of the Bill this year now includes same-sex couples and hopes it will pass soon.

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