History Of SB139

Delawares Fertility Care & Preservation Law

On June 30, 2018, history was made! Delaware became the 16th state to mandate fertility coverage when Governor John Carney signed SB139, Delaware’s Fertility Care & Preservation Bill into law.

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Meet Delaware’s Fertility Care & PReservation Law Champion

Christie Gross

SB139 Champion - Christie Gross

 

TAKING CHARGE SINCE DAY 1

Christie Gross, Delaware’s Fertility Care & Preservation Law champion and patient advocate, has over 20 years of experience in policy development and helped create the bill. She led the grassroots campaign and united fellow patients, physicians, and community advocates while inspiring them to stand up for Delaware fertility coverage.

“Our success is proof that positive change is possible when people stand together and use their voice.”

READ Dr. Ronald Feinberg’s

Testimony Before Legislators

Dr. Feinberg shared his 30+ years of experience testifying about the ethics of expanding access to care for people who need medical services to build their families.

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The Stand Up for Delaware Fertility Coverage community stood up together, and made change together! Connect with them on Facebook to learn more and stay tuned for legislative updates.

History

Delaware’s Fertility Care & Preservation Law Journey

GOVERNOR JOHN CARNEY SIGNS DELAWARE’S FERTILITY CARE & PRESERVATION BILL INTO LAW

Governor John Carney signed Delaware’s Fertility Care & Preservation Bill (SB139) into law on June 30th, 2018! It was an amazing journey supporting our patient advocate and bill champion, Christie Gross. What started as an idea to help families struggling with the financial burden of overcoming infertility blossomed into a wonderful grassroots campaign.

 

DELAWARE’S FERTILITY CARE & PRESERVATION LAW ADVOCATES GATHER AFTER IT PASSES THE HOUSE

Dr. Emelia Bachman joined Christie Gross, Rep. Valerie Longhurst and Sen. Bryan Townsend along with community members to celebrate the historic win for Delaware families. Once Gov. Carney signs it into law, Delaware will become the 16th state to cover fertility care and the 4th state to cover fertility preservation.

 

MIRANDA MAL TESTIFIES BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE

Miranda Mal, RESOLVE Support Group Host and Delaware Team Captain for Advocacy Day, joined her husband, Joshua, to share their personal journey. She expressed her hope for the thousands of individuals and families who will be diagnosed with infertility in the future in front of the House Committee.

 

DELAWARE’S FERTILITY CARE & PRESERVATION LAW ADVOCATES AFTER THE HOUSE COMMITTEE HEARING

House Majority Leader Rep. Valerie Maglio Longhurst joined guests that testified at the House Committee Hearing. Unanimous support meant the bill moved to a floor vote before the entire House of Representatives on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

DR. FEINBERG TESTIFIES BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE

On March 14 and June 6, 2018, Dr. Ronald Feinberg testified at Committee hearings before the Delaware Senate and House of Representatives. He contributed his medical expertise addressing how fertility care and IVF can safely help Delaware citizens build their families.

DR. BACHMAN & CHRISTIE GROSS AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL SENATE FLOOR VOTE

Following a unanimous State Senate vote on March 27, 2018, Dr. Emelia Bachman and Christie Gross gathered on the steps of Legislative Hall. Dr. Bachman provided her medical expertise for this historic day when the bill advanced to the House of Representatives.

RAD TEAM MEMBERS & CHRISTIE GROSS TESTIFY AT SENATE COMMITTEE HEARING

Dr. Feinberg, Dr. Bachman, and members of Team RAD joined patients and community members at Legislative Hall. Delaware’s Fertility Care & Preservation Law was considered in the Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee on March 14, 2018.

SB139 Signing

Governor John Carney Signs Delaware’s Fertility Care & Preservation Bill Into Law

Governor John Carney signed Delaware’s Fertility Care & Preservation Bill (SB139) into law on June 30th, 2018! It was an amazing journey supporting our patient advocate and bill champion, Christie Gross. What started as an idea to help families struggling with the financial burden of overcoming infertility blossomed into a wonderful grassroots campaign.

SB139 Passes Delaware House

Delaware’s Fertility Care & Preservation Law ADVOCATES GATHER AFTER IT PASSES THE HOUSE

Dr. Emelia Bachman joined Christie Gross, Rep. Valerie Longhurst and Sen. Bryan Townsend along with community members to celebrate the historic win for Delaware families. Once Gov. Carney signs it into law, Delaware will become the 16th state to cover fertility care and the 4th state to cover fertility preservation.

Miranda Mall Testifies For SB139

MIRANDA MAL TESTIFIES BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE

Miranda Mal, RESOLVE Support Group Host and Delaware Team Captain for Advocacy Day, joined her husband, Joshua, to share their personal journey. She expressed her hope for the thousands of individuals and families who will be diagnosed with infertility in the future in front of the House Committee.

SB139 Advocates After House Committee Hearing

Delaware’s Fertility Care & Preservation Law ADVOCATES AFTER THE HOUSE COMMITTEE HEARING

House Majority Leader Rep. Valerie Maglio Longhurst joined guests that testified at the House Committee Hearing. Unanimous support meant the bill moved to a floor vote before the entire House of Representatives on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Reproductive Associates of Delaware Ronald Feinberg Testifies for SB139

DR. FEINBERG TESTIFIES BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE

On March 14 and June 6, 2018, Dr. Ronald Feinberg testified at Committee hearings before the Delaware Senate and House of Representatives. He contributed his medical expertise addressing how fertility care and IVF can safely help Delaware citizens build their families.

Dr. Emelia Bachman SB139

DR. BACHMAN & CHRISTIE GROSS After The SUCCESSFUL Senate Floor VOTE

Following a unanimous State Senate vote on March 27, 2018, Dr. Emelia Bachman and Christie Gross gathered on the steps of Legislative Hall. Dr. Bachman provided her medical expertise for this historic day when the bill advanced to the House of Representatives.

SB139 Senate Committee Hearing

RAD TEAM MEMBERS & CHRISTIE GROSS TESTIFY AT SENATE COMMITTEE HEARING

Dr. Feinberg, Dr. Bachman, and members of Team RAD joined patients and community members at Legislative Hall. Delaware’s Fertility Care & Preservation Law was considered in the Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee on March 14, 2018.

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Upcoming Events

June 30th - GOVERNOR Carney SIGNS THE BILL into Law

Delaware Governor John Carney sit down and officially sign SB139 into law making Delaware the 16th state to mandate fertility care and preservation coverage.

SB139 – DELAWARE’S FERTILITY CARE & PRESERVATION Law

In the News

Delaware Strives To Be The First In Fertility Care
DELAWARE Today
April 18, 2019

Dr. Feinberg and Delaware’s Fertility Care & Preservation Law Champion, Christie Gross, address Delaware’s efforts to move forward in fertility care and preservation coverage.

Senate bill would cover IVF, all fertility treatments for Delawareans
DELAWARE ONLINE
MARCH 25, 2018

A bill in the legislature would require insurers to cover fertility treatments, including IVF, for families. Newark resident Christie Gross is the patient advocate for the bill.

Delaware measure calls for mandating insurers cover infertility treatment
WHYY
MARCH 2, 2018

Delaware couples struggling to conceive may get some help if a measure proposed in the state Senate becomes law.

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