Fertility Access CT
UPDATE: On March 28, 2023, the Joint Committee on Human Services voted favorably on An Act Promoting Equity in Coverage For Fertility Health Care.
What is FACT?
Fertility Access CT (FACT) is a campaign to improve access to fertility care so all Connecticut residents have access to the medical care they need to build their families. The campaign is comprised of organizations and individuals who support legislation that will ensure equity in access to family building and reproductive health care.
What does Promoting Equity in Fertility Care Legislation do?
The FACT campaign supports legislation that will update Connecticut law to do two key things:
1. Ensure the State’s Fertility Care Insurance Mandate Covers LGBTQ+ People
Under Connecticut’s current law, private insurance companies are only required to cover fertility treatments for people who have been diagnosed “infertile.” Infertility is defined in reference to heterosexual intercourse, so LGBTQ+ and single people who need to access fertility care are often excluded.
The new law would make Connecticut’s law inclusive of all families, by requiring insurance coverage for LGBTQ+ and single individuals who need medical care to build their families as well as people who are diagnosed infertile.
2. Provide that the State’s Medicaid Program (HUSKY) Covers Fertility Care
Connecticut’s current law requiring coverage for fertility care only applies to private insurance plans. The new law would ensure coverage includes HUSKY.
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Check out the fact sheet for more information.