H.R.4164 - Helping America Hear Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-9] (Introduced 10/27/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Government Reform; Education and the Workforce; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||03/24/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4164 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (10/27/2005)
Helping America Hear Act of 2005 - Requires each federal employee health benefits plan to provide coverage for at least two hearing aids every three years, except that such plan need not cover more than $2,500 for hearing aids for any individual in any three-year period.
Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to require a group health plan that provides hospital and surgical benefits to also provide such hearing aid coverage.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to require health insurance offered in the individual market to provide such coverage.