tax credits for children

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Registered: 06-28-2008
tax credits for children
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Tue, 10-07-2008 - 9:49pm
I just love the way that the presidential candidates keep on talking about raising the tax credit for people with kids, gee thanks, I would like to have that too.  How about a tax credit for people that are trying to have kids and can't, so that they can afford to have the treatments that they need to have them.  It sometimes feels like they are punishing couples for NOT having kids.  6.1 million Americans want to have kids and can't, how about some help for us?  GRRRRRR, it makes me so mad!!!!!!! 

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:) Jessica.  Thank you Susan for the beautiful siggy!


 


Jessica 30/ Paul 31/ TTC since 2004, 1 miscarriage October 2006,


3 cycles of 50 MG Clomid November 2006, december 2006, January 2007


3 cycles of 100 mg Clomid February 2007, March 2007, April 2007.  


IUI#1 November 2007 100mg Clomid, and Ovidrel trigger


IUI#2 December 2007 150mg Clomid and Ovidrel trigger shot


Took an 8 month break from TTC.  September 2008 was our first month trying again.


 




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Registered: 05-20-2008
Wed, 10-08-2008 - 8:44am
(((HUGS))) Jess, so true so true...we should send them a mass email!!!
  

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Registered: 06-12-2008
Wed, 10-08-2008 - 9:28am

I 2nd that Jess


I've actually been doing some research this morning trying to figure out where to start....I wanna start petitioning whoever I need to, to plead to make all states have mandatory insurance coverage for infertility....maybe we won't see it during our TTC time.....but I don't wish what we are going through on anyone else....If anyone on here knows where to start.....please lemme know!!!

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Registered: 05-20-2008
Wed, 10-08-2008 - 9:36am
Jeanne this is a great idea....but I don't know where to begin either.
  

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Registered: 06-28-2008
Wed, 10-08-2008 - 11:53am
We start by writing letters to our
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Registered: 06-12-2008
Wed, 10-08-2008 - 12:23pm
That's helpful info jess.....I'm started to write a letter to my Governor and Senator here in Michigan....I thought about calling some IF clinics and see if they had any helpful info on what else I can do....let you guys know what I find out.
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Registered: 05-20-2008
Wed, 10-08-2008 - 1:25pm

That is a great idea jess....I am going to check out if there is something going on here.

  

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Registered: 01-08-2008
Wed, 10-08-2008 - 4:34pm

hey jessica,


i know, it's so frustrating! i had a hard time watching the conventions b/c everyone was talking about "our childrens' futures".

ana

mom to beautiful baby lia.
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Registered: 01-07-2008
Thu, 10-09-2008 - 8:33am

I did not know about national IF week (where have I been the last 7 years?) Thanks for that fact.

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Registered: 06-28-2008
Mon, 10-13-2008 - 2:15am

I found this today on www.fertilitycommunity.com


"Fortunately, this discriminatory attitude is now being challenged by advocates for infertile couples - at least in the US! The path breaking Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides protection against discrimination for Americans with a disability - a disability being defined as" a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities." The US Supreme Court has clearly ruled that reproduction is a major life activity. Since infertility is a physical impairment that substantially limits the ability to reproduce, this means that if an individual experiences discrimination because of his or her infertility, a claim can be made that this is illegal under the ADA. Thus, a policewoman employed by the city of Chicago sued the city recently because it did not provide infertility insurance coverage. The court ruled that infertility is a disability under the ADA, and today the city of Chicago covers the cost of infertility treatment incurred by all its employees!"


I found this very interesting, and if my congressman ever replies to me I will include this.

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Registered: 06-12-2008
Mon, 10-13-2008 - 8:09am

OMG Jess that is amazing....I'm a so going to include it in my letters.....my friends have also offerred to write letters too!!!!


It is a disability....it is a major life activity....and its about time people start to recoginize it as such!


Your the best!!!!!

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