Diary: Fighting for kids' hearing aids in the Texas Legislature

Diary: Fighting for kids' hearing aids in the Texas Legislature
The theme for the last 16 months of my life has been a lack of preparation. I wasn't prepared to have a child with hearing loss. I wasn't prepared to lose my brother to drug addiction. And, most recently, I wasn't prepared to fight for a bill in the …
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Kids' hearing aids aren't 'cosmetic.' Insurance should cover them.
In Texas, private insurance companies are not required to cover children's hearing aids. They're considered cosmetic devices — even though doctors agree that early intervention for young children with hearing loss is critical. Without hearing aids, it …
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Parents Push for Bill That Would Make Kids' Hearing Aids Covered Under
The Wachses also found out that their insurance company — like most others — did not cover the cost of hearing aids for children. They were considered "cosmetic." That's how Michael Wachs found himself testifying before a House committee in April in …
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