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State Legislative Watch

The Connecticut General Assembly's 2017 Legislative Session convened on January 4th and ends on June 7th. Below are the bills that CTAA is currently monitoring.

House Bills:
Proposed H.B. No. 5360 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING MEDICAID AUDIT TRANSPARENCY', to require greater accountability for Medicaid audits. 
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H.B. No. 5363 REP. ABERCROMBIE, 83rd DIST.; SEN. MOORE, 22nd DIST.; SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INTERPRETERS FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING PERSONS', to ensure that persons who are deaf and hard of hearing have access to adequate and effective interpreting services. 
REF. HUMAN SERVICES 

Proposed  H.B. No. 5269 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR HEARING AIDS. (INS)’, to require health insurance coverage for hearing aids for individuals with a hearing loss of ninety percent or greater and to establish a graduated deductible for such individuals.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE 

Proposed H.B. No. 6174 REP. TERCYAK, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INCREASING OPEN-CAPTIONED FILM SCREENINGS FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED', to increase access to movie theaters for hearing-impaired persons.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES



Senate Bills:
Proposed S.B. No. 140 SEN. GERRATANA, 6th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING ACCESS BY HEARING IMPAIRED PERSONS TO MOVIE THEATERS', to expand access to movie theaters for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. 
REF. HUMAN SERVICES


Proposed S.B. No. 229 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR HEARING AIDS', to expand health insurance coverage for hearing aids to insureds beyond children twelve years of age or younger. 
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE



             

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