The Texas Fertility Center strongly supports the Family Act of 2013, as we believe that couples who are pursuing fertility treatment in order to have a family should receive the same tax benefits as those couples who elect to grow their families through adoption.
Infertility treatment is stressful – emotionally, physically, and financially – and any help that our patients can receive that makes this process less so can have a tremendous benefit.
Texas Fertility is asking for your help with the Family Act of 2011
As you know, infertility treatment is often not covered by insurance. This unfortunate fact prevents many couples who could easily benefit from fertility diagnosis and treatment from even seeking care. In fact, studies have shown that fewer than 50% of couples with infertility ever see any medical professional and less than 20% eventually see a fertility specialist.
In response to this, Texas Fertility Center is actively lobbying our congressional delegation to support the Family Act of 2013. Modeled after the Adoption Tax Credit Act, the Family Act of 2013 will allow couples who are attempting to conceive with their own gametes to receive a lifetime tax credit of $13,360 against the out of pocket cost of their fertility treatment. While we are totally supportive of the Adoption Tax Credit, from the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996, we also believe that couples who want to conceive their own children should be able to receive equal treatment from our tax laws.
In order to best help us in this mission, please help us with the following:
Have Your Voice Heard!
Go to www.TexasFertilityCenter.com/FamilyAct to send a secure personal letter over the Internet to your Congressional Representatives asking them to support the Fertility Family Act of 2013.
Leave us a Message!
Let us and others know you’ve sent your letter by “Liking” the Texas Fertility Center Family Act Page and/or leaving a post on our wall.
Get your Friends on Board!
Cut and paste the following text (or write your own) and send it to all of your contacts asking them to help us in our effort. This works great on Facebook too!
Sample Email or Facebook post:
Please join me and the Texas Fertility Center to encourage Congress to pass the Family Act of 2013. Educate your Senator and Congressman/Congresswoman by telling them that infertility is an important, CUREABLE medical condition that deserves treatment. It affects over 7.3 million Americans who are often prohibited from using their health insurance dollars to cover the cost of their treatment.
By supporting the Fertility Family Act of 2013, Congress can provide people like us and countless of our friends with a lifetime tax credit to help offset the cost of fertility treatment. Please go to www.TexasFertilityCenter.com/FamilyAct to send a letter of support to your
Thank you so much!
Tweet Your Cause!
Like Twitter? Here are some Tweets you can use to spread the word about the Family Act of 2013.
Write to your congressman about the Family Act of 2013! http://www.texasfertilitycenter.com/familyact
Help couples going through infertility treatments receive tax benefits to help with care.
Help me support the Family Act of 2013 for infertile couples! http://www.texasfertilitycenter.com/familyact
Have Your Voice Heard: Support the Family Act of 2013