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

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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Zohar Tells It All [Video]

This ten year old lets us know in her own words how important her hearing aid is to her. She is deaf in one ear and needs a hearing aid in the other to access spoken language. In addition, her mother and sister also use hearing aids. That's 5 hearing aids for this...

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Let CA Kids Hear Launches New Website

Let California Kids Hear (LCKH) announces initiative and launches website in an effort to garner support for upcoming legislation to mandate health plans cover pediatric hearing aids. Only one in ten kids have hearing aids covered by their private health plan in...

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New Law Covers Hearing Aids for Children in Illinois

The legislation requires insurers to cover the cost of hearing aids In August, Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner, signed a bill into law that requires health insurers to cover the cost of replacing hearing aids for deaf or hard of hearing children every 36 months. The...

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