State House Passes Bill to Increase Access to Hearing Devices

The Missouri House of Representatives passed HB 2626 Thursday.

The bill, sponsored by Republican Cameron Parker of Campbell, aims to expand MO HealthNet coverage of hearing devices like hearing aids and cochlear implants.

According to the Department of Social Services, out of more than 200,000 adults currently enrolled in MO HealthNet, more than 70 percent could qualify for hearing devices.

To become law, HB2626 has one last hurdle to clear: the state Senate.