What do you this of this bill?

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Registered: 06-11-2007
What do you this of this bill?
Sat, 05-14-2011 - 5:45pm

A new Federal Bill, the Family Act of 2011, was recently introduced into congress. This bill would create a tax credit for out of pocket expenses for infertility expenses, among other things.

Here is some key provisions about the bill, as explained by RESOLVE:

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Registered: 12-07-2008
Sun, 05-15-2011 - 12:30pm

This would be wonderful!

About me: Sheri 35, DH 42, happily married 16 years, 3 furbabies TTC#1 since forever, MFI (complications from Type 1 Diabetes) December, February IUIs cancelled. One thing after another. March IVF stopped for uterine polyps (my turn to have something
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Registered: 08-27-2008
Sun, 05-15-2011 - 10:34pm
That would be wonderful!!!

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Registered: 05-16-2009
Wed, 05-18-2011 - 9:00pm
I think it's great for couples that qualify, but my family would not. While I'm happy for the families that would qualify, my husband and I already pay very high taxes and are left out of things like this, meanwhile over 1/3 of americans do not pay taxes AT ALL. I know, I don't sound very sympathetic- but have you ever thought about how things like this ARE paid for?
Sarah, 25 *IVF*First Cycle Canceled. Second Cycle Chemical Pregnancy. *Third Cycle Successful 3 weeks hospital for Pre-E. E&E born July 2010 via emergency cesarean at 34 weeks. NICU for a month. Now home & healthy. *FET with embies from cycle 3- BFN
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Registered: 06-11-2007
Fri, 05-20-2011 - 12:52pm

I do support this bill, and being one of the 2/3 of people who pay many, many taxes, I am well aware of where the tax credits are coming from.

However, I feel like this bill would really benefit those who especially live in states like mine who have no mandated infertility coverage, and therefore have to have all costs paid out of pocket. I think the income cap on it, really is fair, in realty because somebody who is making $200,000 a year can much more

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Registered: 09-09-2003
Sat, 06-04-2011 - 11:11pm

I think this is a good start eventhough my family will not qualify or benefit

Me (37), DH (39) - TTC #1 Our Angels (twins): '01; Our Angel (singleton): '02 - All conceived naturally. HSG - 7/08; Hysteroscopy - 8/08; Laparoscopy '01 1st IVF w ICSI - Mar '09; BFN - Protocol: Lupron, Menopur, Follistim, hcg Novarel, PIO sesame o