Coverage applies to a health benefit plan delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed on or after January 1, 2018
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Dear Governor Abbott,
I am writing to urge you to support HB490. This legislation is critical for Texas families and children who are diagnosed with hearing loss.
A lack of early intervention and amplification in young children can severely impact speech, language, and brain development; academic achievement; and social and emotional development. Furthermore, without early intervention, special education costs for deaf or hard of hearing students can total $420,000 per child with a lifetime cost of approx. $1 million in special education, lost wages and health complications.
Please give Texas children a chance to hear.