Today, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine enthusiastically applauds Senate Appropriators for passing an amendment to a funding measure to allow the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) to cover the cost of reproductive services, like IVF, for veterans who suffered service-related injuries that prevent them from starting families.
“This is a monumental step forward in the effort to lift the ban that prevents the VA from providing necessary health care to veterans who are injured in a manner that impairs their fertility. ASRM congratulates Sen. Patty Murray who has been a tireless champion on this issue for many years. Access to care for these wounded veterans has been a key component of ASRM’s advocacy efforts and we are extremely grateful to Sen. Murray for her dedication and commitment to these brave men and women and for her repeated attempts to advance legislation to help them build families,” stated ASRM President Owen K. Davis, MD.
The amendment passed the Senate Appropriations Committee resoundingly by a vote of 23-7 and with bipartisan support. ASRM will continue to work with Sen. Murray and Members of Congress in both the U.S. House and Senate and in concert with RESOLVE and various veterans’ service organizations with the goal that this be signed into law during this session of Congress.
In the interim, IRMS is proud to continue to offer our Serving our Veterans Program to help New Jersey-based, United States Military personnel and their spouses have access to fertility treatment.
We are offer a 50% discount for treatment such as IUI and IVF services and Veterans can make an appointment with one of our physicians at any one of our seven office locations throughout NJ.
The cost of certain third-party services not under the control of IRMS, such as medication, anesthesia and facility fees, are not included.
For more information on our program please contact an IRMS Financial Counselor at 973.322.8286 or fill out our contact form.