The latest updates and important news regarding Let California Kids Hear and the California initiative for hearing aid coverage for children.
Nearly Two Hundred Advocates Ask Gov. Gavin Newsom to Let California Kids Hear!
A letter from nearly 200 pediatricians, audiologists, educators, advocates, and parents of deaf and hard of hearing children urging support of the Let California Kids Hear Act was sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom and California legislators. The Act would expand access to...
LCKH Testifies in Assembly Budget Oversight Hearings
Michelle Marciniak, Co-Chair, Let California Kids Hear
Testimony in in Senate Budget Health Committee on Hearing Aid Coverage for Children Program (HACCP) Implementation Issues AND revisiting a solution
CalMatters: A state program that provides children’s hearing aids may be expanded to include more families
As featured in CalMatters on September 6, 2022 by Elizabeth Aguilera. A proposal to expand a year-old California program that provides hearing aids to children was approved by the state Legislature in the final days of the session that ended Wednesday. If Gov. Gavin...
Advocates Commend Expansion of Hearing Aid Coverage for Children Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2022 Contact: Carter Ashforth, (510) 763-2444 x 108, email@example.com Advocates Commend Expansion of Hearing Aid Coverage for Children Program Oakland, CA — Parent and children’s health advocates are commending an agreement...
OC Register: Can government get a single thing right?
By Matt Fleming FILE – In this Jan. 6, 2015, file photo, dignitaries and VIP’s line up to sign a portion of the rail at the California High Speed Rail Authority ground breaking event in Fresno, Calif. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian, File) “Are California programs having...
CalMatters: A state program to provide children’s hearing aids for uninsured families falls short
BY ELIZABETH AGUILERA Sofie Nguyen, 10, left and Chloe Nguyen, 7, right, at their home in Sacramento on July 7, 2022. The sisters both require the use of hearing aids. Photo by Rahul Lal, CalMatters IN SUMMARY A program intended to provide hearing aids and services...
Statement from Let California Kids Hear Chair and Mom Michelle Marciniak
As we reflect on the one-year anniversary of the Hearing Aid Coverage for Children Program (HACCP), that launched on July 1, 2021, we call on the Newsom Administration to do better for California’s deaf and hard of hearing children. One year in with over $16 million...
Hearing Aid Coverage for Children Program (HACCP) Update
Let California Kids Hear Supporters, We want to take a moment to reconnect and bring you up to speed with some important new developments in the effort to provide access to hearing aids to California’s children. We are happy to share that the Hearing Aid Coverage for...
LA Times: Gigi Caruso began to hear the world better at 14. Now she’s advocating for those who can’t
By Lindzi Scharf At a glance, Gianna “Gigi” Caruso’s life might appear carefree. The 19-year-old USC sophomore is the co-founder of Gigi C, a swimwear and activewear line she created with her mother, Tina, a former swimsuit model and fashion designer. She’s also the...
Newsom proposes hearing aid funding for kids
By Angela Hart Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing to fund hearing aids for children and teens through California's budget, months after he asked a Democratic assemblyman to withdraw legislation with a similar aim. Newsom's budget proposal would create a new state program...
- Idina Menzel and Rick Caruso Join Statewide “Let California Kids Hear” campaign
Thursday, August 8, 2019
- Assemblymember Bloom Tells the California Legislature the Time is Now to Let Kids Hear
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
- Legislation to Expand Insurance Coverage for Children’s Hearing Aids Advances
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
- Assemblymember Bloom’s AB 1601 Passes out of Assembly Health Committee (2017)
- Legislation to Ensure Pediatric Hearing Aid Coverage Passes Key Policy Committee (2016)
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