The Santa Monica Daily Press covered the initiative to expand hearing aid coverage to kids in California:

The state assemblymember representing Santa Monica is introducing a bill to require California health insurers to cover hearing aids for children.

Richard Bloom, a former Mayor of Santa Monica who represents the Westside in the California State Assembly, introduced a bill Tuesday that would make California the 25th state to mandate that private health insurance companies cover the costs of hearing aids for children. Only one in 10 deaf or hard of hearing children in privately funded plans has coverage for hearing aids, leaving more than eight thousand California children without any kind of health insurance coverage for their devices.

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