Massachusetts advocates were thrilled to learn that Governor Deval signed HB 52 into law August 7, 2012.
House Bill 52, “An Act to Provide Access to Hearing Aids for Children” would mandate insurance coverage for hearing aids for children 21 years old and younger, up to $2,000 per hearing aid every 36 months. On August 2, 2012 the Massachusetts State Legislature passed HB 52, a moment eight long years in the making.
Massachusetts Hearing Aids for Children Coalition (MassHACC) was thrilled. “It was a truly exciting day at the State House! Rep. Garballey (Arlington) and Rep. Scibeck (South Hadley), Dave Koffman of Rep. Garballey's office and Michele Lisio of Rep. Haddad's office were present. Both the House and the Senate voted unanimously. House Bill 52 is on its way to the Governor's desk!” http://masshafcc.blogspot.com