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Maine Senate upholds veto of hearing aid coverage

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The Maine Senate has agreed with Governor Paul LePage to kill a bill that would have expanded insurance coverage for hearing aids. The Senate voted 23 to 12, falling short of the two-thirds support needed to override the governor’s veto. The bill — sponsored by Senator Linda Valentino, Democrat of Saco — would have required that insurers provide coverage for hearing aids up to the age of 26. Currently, coverage is only required up to age 18. LePage said that the measure would have increased monthly premium costs, making plans less affordable for all Mainers. Valentino said many young adults do not get coverage for hearing aids, which can be expensive.

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