LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: House Bill 1337 is a great first step in securing adequate funding for children's hearing aids. The bill would require a study to determine the need and cost for hearing aids. (please see synopsis below)
Hear Indiana is lending SUPPORT for HB 1337 introduced by Rep Tim Brown. Join us! You can follow the bill's progress directly at http://iga.in.gov/legislative/
Please take a minute now to email the Health Committee before Monday’s hearing.Just copy and paste the list of email addresses for the Health Committee (below) into your BCC (blind carbon copy) line and send your message.
NOTE: This bill will be heard on Monday by the Health Committee. You are invited to attend the hearing in SUPPORT of the bill THIS MONDAY AT 10:30AM.
HOUSE BILL No. 1337 Synopsis: Hearing aid study. Requires the state department of health to report information to the health finance commission concerning: (1) the number of minors who are hearing impaired; and (2) the estimated cost for a state program and a health insurance requirement to provide hearing aids to those minors.
Here is a simple message email. Please edit it as you see fit.
Dear Representative,I am writing in SUPPORT of HB 1337. Many Hoosier children cannot afford hearing aids. Without the ability to hear, they cannot learn. Please vote in favor of HB 1337 on Monday Jan 27th. Let's give all Hoosiers a sound start in life!Thank you,