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The latest updates and important news regarding Let California Kids Hear and the California initiative for hearing aid coverage for children.

CBS/KCAL9 Features AB 598

Meet Zoe and her mom, one of thousands of children and families affected by the lack of insurance coverage for pediatric hearing aids. Thanks to Assembly Member Richard Bloom and a coalition of parents and professionals, this bill has passed the Assembly and is now...

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Bloom bill expands hearing aid coverage

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,...

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Lawmakers Take Third Swing at Expanding Access to Hearing Aids

From K-12 Daily:

New bipartisan legislation introduced Tuesday would require health insurance plans to cover hearing aids for children.

Assemblyman Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica and lead author of AB 598, said that thousands of families–including those with health insurance–must pay the full cost of hearing aids out-of-pocket, which on average range between $1,500 and $4,000 per ear, and must be replaced every three to five years.

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Bill to Cover Pediatric Hearing Aids Introduced

Assemblymember Bloom & Advocates Announce Introduction of Hearing Aid Insurance Bill Measure Seeks to Ensure Health Insurance Coverage for Pediatric Hearing Aids SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Bloom (D – Santa Monica) announced the introduction of legislation...

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Updates on Facebook

Our Facebook page includes a number of personal stories and smaller, more frequent updates.