Monday, February 4, 2013

We need your help!

Help us get House Bill 1356 moving forward!

Hearing loss is a medical condition that deserves insurance coverage in the same way that diabetes or any other illness would typically be covered for treatment. This is especially true when it comes to children. Any delays in getting hearing aids for a child in need could mean the difference between a child going into the mainstream classroom or possibly needing Special Education services.

We know so much about preventive medicine today, but why don't we implement it?

Washington state has always been a very innovative and forward-thinking state. Unfortunately, recent examples would indicate otherwise... In 2011, adults on Medicaid are no longer covered for a single hearing aid. In 2013, the majority of children with hearing loss on their family's private insurance plan are still unlikely to be provided with any form of coverage for hearing aids.

Please help us send the message to Olympia that hearing loss is a condition that deserves coverage for treatment. Please contact your legislator today!

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