RESOURCES ON FERTILITY PRESERVATION
Provided by CHOA (Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta)
MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR CANCER SURVIVORS
Comprehensive Cancer Survivorship Act
Section 15: Medicaid Coverage of Fertility Preservation Services
This section amends the Social Security Act to ensure Medicaid coverage of fertility preservation services under Medicaid for individuals diagnosed with cancer undergoing treatment for such cancer that may lead to iatrogenic infertility.
Please refer to this press release for more information about the introducing of the broad cancer survivorship bill which includes Medicaid coverage for fertility preservation.
UPDATED FERTILITY PRESERVATION LEGISLATION
Alliance for Fertility Preservation
Two additional states have passed laws establishing coverage for fertility preservation for cancer patients at risk for infertility (as of 6/20/2023):
In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 1649 into law on June 13, 2023. This bill requires all commercial insurers (individual, small, and large group plans) to cover sperm, egg, and ovarian tissue freezing procedures for cancer patients who face the risk of iatrogenic infertility. This law will safeguard the chance of future parenthood for approximately 4.3 million Texans! More information
In Louisiana, Governor John Bel Edwards signed HB 186 into law on June 14, 2023. This bill requires all state regulated insurers except for Medicaid to cover sperm and egg banking for cancer patients whose treatments may cause infertility. More information