The following is taken from the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) website:
“In our ongoing efforts to work toward health care reform that includes people with hearing loss, HLAA sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Our leaders must consider people with hearing loss as they work toward the final passage of a health care reform bill. Click the links above to see the full text of the letters. Feel free to use HLAA’s letter as a starting point to write and send in your personal story to the Majority Leader Reid or Speaker Pelosi.
HLAA didn’t just send one letter. We also signed onto letters from coalitions that also support inclusion of people with hearing loss. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance (DHHA) sent letters to Senators Harry Reid, Tom Harkin, and Max Baucus in September and October. To see the DHHA letters, click the links above.
We also signed onto a letter sent by the Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid (ITEM) Coalition urging not only inclusion of issues important to people with hearing loss, but also to people with mobility and vision disabilities.”
To see the letter, click here.