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The Invisible and Widely Uninsured Problem

Nice article from CNN.com.   It starts with a very sad, but true fact:   “If you lose a leg, insurance will likely cover the cost of your prosthesis.  If you lose your arm, it’s the same.  Even if you lose your ability to perform sexually, more than likely your Viagra is covered.  But if you start to lose your hearing, far too often you are own your own.”

According to this article, Arkansas, New Hampshire, Rhode Island are the only states that require coverage of hearing aids for both children and adults.  That doesn’t mean that health insurance plans in others states don’t offer a hearing aid benefit.  I was fortunate that my health insurance (in California) had great coverage for hearing aids, so always check with your insurance before buying.

Read the complete article here:  Hearing loss an “invisible,” and widely uninsured, problem”by Jen Christensen


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