American Society for Reproductive Medicine “Ecstatic and Grateful” for Passage of Updated Infertility Requirement in New York Budget Measure

Washington, DC - The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) applauds the news that New York has passed a long overdue update to the state’s infertility statute as part of its budget bill today.

“We are ecstatic that the leaders in New York have voted to require insurance companies who participate in the large group market in the state to provide infertility coverage, including IVF and fertility preservation. This measure will allow many New Yorkers to get the health care treatment they need in order to build their families. New York’s reproductive medical professionals wish to express our gratitude to Governor Cuomo and his staff for their leadership and to the champions in the legislature, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and Sen. Diane Savino, who have made access to this care a priority for New York families,” stated Peter Schlegel MD, President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Dr. Schlegel went on to add, “We are not done in New York yet, however. Having passed this vital measure to improve access to IVF treatments, we call on the leaders of the legislature to follow the Governor’s lead and reform New York’s antiquated laws pertaining to surrogacy, another vital therapeutic option for patients.”

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