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H.266 (Act 108)

An act relating to health insurance coverage for hearing aids

Rep. Theresa Wood , Rep. Peter Anthony, Rep. Erin Brady, Rep. Mari Cordes, Rep. Leslie Goldman, Rep. Lisa Hango, Rep. Robert Hooper, Rep. Mary Howard, Rep. John Killacky, Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, Rep. Logan Nicoll, Rep. Daniel Noyes, Rep. Carol Ode, Rep. Avram Patt, Rep. Trevor Squirrell, Rep. Linda Sullivan, Rep. Tanya Vyhovsky, Rep. Kirk White, Rep. Dane Whitman, Rep. Michael Yantachka
5/12/2022 - House message: Governor approved bill on May 11, 2022
Sponsor(s)
Last Recorded Action
Senate 5/12/2022 - House message: Governor approved bill on May 11, 2022
Bill/Resolution Text

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An act relating to health insurance coverage for hearing aids

Detailed Status

Regular Session 2021-2022
Body Date Journal Calendar Location Full Status
An act relating to health insurance coverage for hearing aids

Roll Call History

Regular Session 2021-2022
Body Date Journal Location Full Status

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Although procedurally bills and resolutions are assigned to only one committee at a time, other committees may review the bill or resolution. This page contains results from both the assigned committee as well as other committees.

An act relating to health insurance coverage for hearing aids

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2021-2022
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to health insurance coverage for hearing aids

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
9:00 AM

H.266 - An act relating to health insurance coverage for hearing aids

Walk-through and testimony
ASL translation will be available.
To access specific closed captioning for this meeting please go to https://www.captionedtext.com/client/event.aspx?EventID=5045654&CustomerID=4322

Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Ruby Baker, Executive Director, Community of Vermont Elders (COVE)
Rebecca Chalmers, Steering Committee Member, Hearing Loss Association of America — Vermont Chapter
Julie Porter, Audiologist, University of Vermont Medical Center
Valerie Hughes, Deaf Independence Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Independent Living

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
9:00 AM

H.266 - An act relating to health insurance coverage for hearing aids

Testimony and committee discussion

There will be in-meeting ASL translation; specific captioning for this meeting can be found here: https://www.captionedtext.com/client/event.aspx?EventID=5047089&CustomerID=4322

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Nissa James, Health Care Director, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
Emily Brown, Director of Insurance Regulation, Department of Financial Regulation
10:40 AM

H.266 - An act relating to health insurance coverage for hearing aids

Testimony and committee discussion, continued

Captioning available here:

Michael Barber, General Counsel, Green Mountain Care Board
Nissa James, Health Care Director, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, MVP Healthcare
1:00 PM

H.266 - An act relating to health insurance coverage for hearing aids

Committee discussion

There will be in-meeting ASL translation; specific captioning for this meeting can be found here: https://www.captionedtext.com/client/event.aspx?EventID=5047089&CustomerID=4322

Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:35 PM

H.266 - An act relating to health insurance coverage for hearing aids

Committee discussion and possible vote

There will be in-meeting ASL translation; specific captioning for this meeting can be found here: https://www.captionedtext.com/client/event.aspx?EventID=5047089&CustomerID=4322

Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, March 25, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:30 AM

H.266 - An act relating to health insurance coverage for hearing aids

Introduction by Reporter, walk-through by counsel, testimony

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Rep. Leslie Goldman, Reporter, House Committee on Health Care
Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Sebastian Arduengo , Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
11:15 AM

H.266 - An act relating to health insurance coverage for hearing aids

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Nissa James, Health Care Director, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
Adaline Strumolo, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access
Sebastian Arduengo , Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
Emily Brown, Director of Insurance Regulation, Department of Financial Regulation
Julie Porter, Audiologist, University of Vermont Medical Center

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:30 AM

H.266 - An act relating to health insurance coverage for hearing aids

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Ruby Baker, Executive Director, Community of Vermont Elders (COVE)
Rebecca Chalmers, Steering Committee Member, Hearing Loss Association of America — Vermont Chapter
Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
-

H.266 - An act relating to health insurance coverage for hearing aids

Mark-up and possible vote

Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, April 8, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
-

H.266 - An act relating to health insurance coverage for hearing aids

Mark-up and possible vote

Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
3:00 PM

H.266 - An act relating to health insurance coverage for hearing aids

Committee discussion and possible vote

Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Reporter, Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
10:00 AM

H.266 - An act relating to health insurance coverage for hearing aids

Review of Senate Committee on Health and Welfare Amendment

Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

An act relating to health insurance coverage for hearing aids

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2021-2022
House Committee on Health Care
  • Ruby Baker, Executive Director, Community of Vermont Elders (COVE)
  • Michael Barber, General Counsel, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Emily Brown, Director of Insurance Regulation, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rebecca Chalmers, Steering Committee Member, Hearing Loss Association of America — Vermont Chapter
  • Valerie Hughes, Deaf Independence Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Independent Living
  • Nissa James, Health Care Director, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Julie Porter, Audiologist, University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, MVP Healthcare
  • Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Reporter, Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
  • Sebastian Arduengo , Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Ruby Baker, Executive Director, Community of Vermont Elders (COVE)
  • Emily Brown, Director of Insurance Regulation, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rebecca Chalmers, Steering Committee Member, Hearing Loss Association of America — Vermont Chapter
  • Rep. Leslie Goldman, Reporter, House Committee on Health Care
  • Nissa James, Health Care Director, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Julie Porter, Audiologist, University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Adaline Strumolo, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont

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No fiscal documents found for H.266 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.
No committee of conference members found for H.266 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.
An act relating to health insurance coverage for hearing aids

Committee of Conference Meetings

Regular Session 2021-2022
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to health insurance coverage for hearing aids

Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022
No committee of conference meeting history found for H.266 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.
No committee of conference report found for H.266 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel

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