RMACT Joins RESOLVE and ASRM to Express the Needs of the Infertility Community on Capitol Hill

Patient Advocates Carrie Van Steen, Tracy Barclay and Lisa Rosenthal met with Rep. Jim Himes

Dr. Richlin, a partner at Fairfield County’s leading fertility practice, says: “About 50 – 60 percent of our patients have coverage provided by Connecticut’s State Mandate, which makes fertility treatments like IVF more accessible and affordable.”

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) joined the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association at Advocacy Day in Washington, DC on May 18. RMACT’s Surgical Director Dr. Spencer Richlin and two of its Patient Advocates, Carrie Van Steen and Lisa Rosenthal, met with delegates from all seven of Connecticut’s representatives’ offices, including Senator Christopher Murphy, Representative James Himes and Representative Rosa DeLauro.

Based on direction from RESOLVE and ASRM, RMACT’s Advocacy Team delivered three messages on Capitol Hill: the importance of access to infertility care, the need for lasting in vitro fertilization (IVF) coverage for wounded veterans and the understanding that infertility treatment is pro-family. This last message is intended to directly contrast personhood laws; while Connecticut does not have personhood laws, it is important to educate legislators and to discourage other states from implementing personhood laws that would directly affect the ability to use fertility protocols to build families.

Along with these messages, RMACT’s Advocacy Team delivered impassioned letters on behalf of RMACT patients, friends and family. RMACT gathered more letters than any other practice nationwide and because of these efforts Connecticut had more letters than any other state. The letters…

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