Anyone who has ever struggled to conceive knows how expensive infertility tests and treatments can be. Many infertile couples simply can’t afford the technology that could allow them to become parents. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hopes to ease the financial burden with a new bill that would provide tax credits for individuals who have been diagnosed with infertility.
The bill, called the Family Act of 2011, would help cover out-of-pocket costs for in vitro fertilization treatments, including medical and laboratory procedures and medication. The Family Act would cover 50% of all applicable medical expenses up to $13,360, a huge tax credit for couples who might not be able to afford infertility care otherwise.
Have you ever struggled with infertility? Would you support this bill?