Require insurance providers to pay for the cost of hearing aids
  • Petitioned The State Of Washington

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The State Of Washington

Require insurance providers to pay for the cost of hearing aids

    1. Katie Dudley
    2. Petition by

      Katie Dudley

      Seattle, United States

Hearing aids can cost several thousand dollars, and while hearing tests are covered by insurance providers, the cost of hearing aids are not. Hearing aids are absolutely vital for many people who struggle to hear without them. Many hearing aid users are unable to speak on the telephone without hearing aids, or unable to participate in meaningful dialogue without them. Unfortunately, the cost of the hearing aid is often the responsibility of the consumer. If a hearing aid breaks and the consumer has insurance but not the immediate funds to pay for a new hearing aid or its repairs, they are stuck, perhaps unable to work and certainly unable to participate in life as they know it. Let's get Washington State to require insurance providers to cover hearing aids!

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 50 signatures
    2. States with Insurance Mandates for Reimbursement

      Katie Dudley
      Petition Organizer

      The link provided lists the states that currently have mandates for reimbursement or payment for hearing aids.

    3. Reached 5 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Hans Frederickson PORT TOWNSEND, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      I think we should cover kids at the very least.

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    • Kana Koido LOS ANGELES, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      i would like to help kids who have a hearing problem.

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    • Anthony Dell'Ario SEATTLE, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      My father requires hearing aids in both ears, and while HE can afford them, I know many people can't. Hearing loss is a real disability which adversely affects plenty of people - why wouldn't this be covered? You wouldn't deny, say, a prosthetic from an amputee, would you?

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    • karisa rice REDMOND, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      A friend

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