June 9, 2015
The Honorable Debbie Dingell
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Representative Dingell:
On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I am writing to endorse H.R. 1653, the “Medicare Hearing Aid Coverage Act of 2015.” It is our hope that action will be taken on this important issue during the current 114th Congress.
The “Medicare Hearing Aid Coverage Act” is needed by the millions of Medicare beneficiaries who suffer from hearing loss because it would provide Medicare coverage for the cost of hearing aids and examinations. Today, many Medicare beneficiaries suffer isolation and severe health problems because they cannot afford to buy hearing aids which cost thousands of dollars. For that reason, the National Committee’s current Legislative Agenda includes support for Medicare coverage for hearing examinations and hearing aids.
Thank you for your leadership on this important issue. We look forward to continuing to work with you to secure enactment of the “Medicare Hearing Aid Coverage Act,” which would improve the Medicare program for today's seniors as well as future generations of beneficiaries.
President and CEO