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We are poised to get this over the finish line in 2019. In 2018, we had two overwhelming votes in favor of passing #FAFTA, one in the Assembly and one in the Senate, where #FAFTA passed 51-9.
To accomplish this, many people and organizations came together to overcome several significant obstacles, obstacles that might have prevented this year being the year FAFTA finally became a law, but which did not prevent us from moving forward significantly.
We still may have the same success in 2019 that we all worked for in 2018. The effective date of this year’s bill of Jan 2, 2020 may be still attainable for IVF and fertility preservation coverage if the New York State Legislature takes early action and passes FAFTA in the beginning of the 2019 session.
Thank you to thousands of organizations, individuals, doctors, patients, family and friends that made such an incredible effort in the first half 2018. We cannot relax. Help for the thousands of New Yorkers that suffer from infertility is almost here. #FAFTA2019HereWeCome!
Why Families Need Your Help
Some families can only have a baby with modern infertility treatments
We support passage in the New York Senate of the pro-woman, pro-baby, pro-family legislation S8841 to update New York infertility coverage, so health insurers must cover the costs of modern, effective treatments for women who want a baby and haven’t been successful using other infertility methods. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) coverage many women’s only hope to a baby.
The legislation also covers women with cancer where treatment of their cancer could cause them to lose their ability to have a baby. Fertility preservation is their only hope to have a baby.
Impact of updated New York fertility law on insurance premiums, just $.55 per month or $6.60 per member for the entire year.
Although many patients want to pursue fertility preservation, financial costs pose a significant obstacle, preventing many from accessing this technology. MSK believes that having cancer should not preclude someone from having biological children. Passage of the Fair Access to Fertility Treatment Act would enable our patients and others across New York State to have access to these important services.”
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