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It’s tragic how many families don’t have health insurance, and hopefully the presidential campaign will make health care reform more of a national priority. But even parents who have insurance can face major medical costs. Insurance companies will often pay for some things, but not others—like crucial therapy for autism and, as I just learned, children’s hearing aids. Children who are hearing-impaired need new hearing aids every few years, and they can cost several thousand dollars. Legislation called Grace’s Law, is being considered in New Jersey; it would require insurers to cover up to $1000 towards hearing aids every 24 months. Kudos to other states who’ve passed similar mandates: Connecticut, Maryland, Minnesota, Kentucky, Lousiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Rhode Island.
Tell us about other crucial health expenses for your child that your insurance company won’t cover.
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