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ASRM announces support for HOPE with Fertility Services Act

Statement attributable to Elizabeth Ginsburg, MD
President-Elect, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

June 26, 2024 
For Immediate Release

Washington, DC – “The American Society for Reproductive Medicine is proud to endorse the HOPE with Fertility Services Act (HR 8821). This legislation will ensure that the discrimination against those who need medical care to build their families will come to an end.

Far too many Americans have health insurance which does not include coverage for fertility care. Under this bill, if a health insurance plan provides care for obstetrical coverage, it must also provide care to assist those who require medical assistance to build their families.

In an era of political polarization, we are thrilled to see bi-partisan legislation to enhance access to fertility care. We are grateful to Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer (R-OR), Rep. Zach Nunn (R-IA), Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA), and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) for being able to find common ground on this important topic. We hope their example will inspire their colleagues to move this bill quickly to final passage.”

For almost a century, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has been the global leader in multidisciplinary reproductive medicine research, ethical practice, and education. ASRM impacts reproductive care and science worldwide by creating funding opportunities for advancing reproduction research and discovery, by providing evidence-based education and public health information, and by advocating for reproductive health care professionals and the patients they serve. With members in more than 100 countries, the Society is headquartered in Washington, DC, with additional operations in Birmingham, AL. www.asrm.org 

For media inquiries regarding this press release contact:

Sean Tipton
ASRM Chief Advocacy and Policy Officer
E: stipton@asrm.org

Anna Hovey
Advocacy Engagement Specialist
E: ahovey@asrm.org 

J. Benjamin Younger Office of Public Affairs 
726 7th St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
Tel: (202) 863-2494

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