Include Hearing And Vision Care, As Well As Dental Care, In Health Care Plans And Proposals

 

Resolution 13-04.45

 

WHEREAS, approximately 37 million Americans currently suffer from hearing loss according to the Centers for Disease Control and that number will increase as the population ages, and approximately 11 million Americans need proper refractive correction and the number of people with age-related eye diseases such as macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma will also increase as the population ages; and

WHEREAS, the costs of insurance coverage for hearing and vision disorders is prohibitive for many people and existing federal and state laws provide for limited coverage for these disorders and only for certain groups; and

WHEREAS, the California Democratic Party advocates for universal, comprehensive and affordable health care for all Californians;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party calls for all health care plans in California to include provisions for hearing and vision care, as well as dental care, in all health care proposals.

 

Sponsored by the Oakhurst Democratic Club, Mariposa Democratic Club and Mariposa Democratic Central Committee, CDP Region 4

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2013 Executive Board Meeting
Hilton Hotel, Costa Mesa
July 21, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

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