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By Ani Amirkhanian | August 30, 2006
The state Assembly passed a bill that would require insurance companies to help pay for hearing aids for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. State Sen. Jack Scott introduced the bill in 2002 after Burbank resident Susan Grafman told Scott that her insurance policy did not cover the cost of hearing aids for her two children. "It's a major stepping stone," Grafman said of the Aug. 23 passing of bill, which now goes to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk. "It will help everybody in California who has a child with a hearing loss."
NEWS
August 21, 2004
Robert Chacon A three-year battle came closer to completion for a Burbank mother of two deaf children and state Sen. Jack Scott (D-Burbank) when the state Assembly passed SB 1158, which would require California health insurance companies to provide hearing aids for deaf and hard-of-hearing children beginning Jan. 1. Scott's bill passed the state Assembly Wednesday, requiring health insurers to pay up to $1,000 for hearing aids for children younger than . Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has 30 days to sign the bill.
BUSINESS
By Lauren Hilgers | May 3, 2006
BURBANK ? For the fourth time since 2002, the California State Senate is grappling with a bill that would require insurance companies help finance hearing aids for children. It's a legislative battle inspired by one determined Burbank parent. "A constituent of mine came in who had two children, both of whom were hearing impaired," said State Sen. Jack Scott, who introduced the bill. "She was saying she had health insurance but hearings aids were not covered ? that just didn't seem fair to me."
NEWS
May 29, 2002
Amber Willard BURBANK -- A bill driven by a Burbank mother's campaign to have her children's hearing aids covered by her insurance company has cleared the state Senate. The legislation, SB 1638, was proposed by state Sen. Jack Scott (D-Burbank) after he was contacted by resident Susan Grafman. The bill would require insurance companies to cover the cost of hearing aids up to $1,500 per child. The bill goes to the state Assembly health committee for review.
NEWS
February 23, 2002
Maya Kukes MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Finding out her son was deaf was hard enough for Susan Grafman. Finding out her insurance company wouldn't pay for his hearing aids was infuriating. Grafman's 6-year-old son, Jake, was diagnosed as deaf almost four years ago. She was told by her provider, Blue Cross Blue Shield, that her policy did not cover hearing aids, which typically cost $2,500 to $5,000 per pair. Her second son, Justin, now 3, is also deaf.
NEWS
March 29, 2003
Molly Shore When Susan and Tommy Grafman, parents of two deaf sons, were told by their health insurance provider it would not cover hearing-aid costs, the couple refused to accept that answer. The Grafmans contacted state Sen. Jack Scott (D-Burbank), imploring him to enact legislation mandating that hearing aids be included in health coverage. Scott appeared with the Grafmans at Washington Elementary School on Friday to speak about Senate Bill 174, which would require hearing aids for deaf and hard-of-hearing youth 18 and younger be covered by health-insurance companies.
NEWS
August 1, 2001
Karen Hubbard The Zonta Club of the Burbank area has announced the search for the Woman of the Year 2001, which will begin today. The annual award celebrates the accomplishments of exemplary women in our community who are advancing the status of women and youth through their visionary leadership and outstanding service. This year's search will culminate with a luncheon at the Castaway Starlight Ballroom on Nov. 3. Those in attendance will meet all of the nominees as they tour the room to live music while viewing the individually decorated theme tables.
NEWS
November 14, 2007
Market would bring a little welcome ?spice? I would very much like to know what is so special about the Rancho District to merit special treatment when it comes to the location of business establishments (?Rancho stores to stay small,? Oct. 31). I, for one, would be very happy to see a Whole Foods Market or any other business that brings some spice into my life in Burbank in any location. LORNA SAENZ Burbank Make sure hearing aids aren?t too loud My parents refused to allow me to listen to a radio, television or stereo with the volume cranked up. Now, at an advanced age, I can appreciate what they did for me when setting that standard.
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By ISABEL ADAMS | August 16, 2008
In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Burbank Noon Lions, a celebration was held recently to honor current members, recall former and deceased members and to acknowledge the club’s contribution to the community. The event was held at the Pickwick Banquet Center. Entertainment, with audience participation, was provided by the Aloha Hula Ladies, a local dance group. Highlights from the evening included recognizing volunteer service, which from July of 2007 to June of this year totaled more than 2,000 volunteer hours of service clocked by the members of the Burbank Noon Lions.
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NEWS
November 14, 2007
Market would bring a little welcome ?spice? I would very much like to know what is so special about the Rancho District to merit special treatment when it comes to the location of business establishments (?Rancho stores to stay small,? Oct. 31). I, for one, would be very happy to see a Whole Foods Market or any other business that brings some spice into my life in Burbank in any location. LORNA SAENZ Burbank Make sure hearing aids aren?t too loud My parents refused to allow me to listen to a radio, television or stereo with the volume cranked up. Now, at an advanced age, I can appreciate what they did for me when setting that standard.
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | November 3, 2007
BURBANK — A new amplification system is saving teachers’ voices this year at Luther Burbank Middle School. Lightspeed, the name of the system, works by using a wireless microphone around a teacher’s neck to project the teacher’s voice through four speakers at each corner of the classroom. Teachers have used the system — which costs about $1,000 to $1,500 to install in each classroom — at John Muir Middle School since the campus piloted the system for the district last February.
NEWS
By Ani Amirkhanian | August 30, 2006
The state Assembly passed a bill that would require insurance companies to help pay for hearing aids for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. State Sen. Jack Scott introduced the bill in 2002 after Burbank resident Susan Grafman told Scott that her insurance policy did not cover the cost of hearing aids for her two children. "It's a major stepping stone," Grafman said of the Aug. 23 passing of bill, which now goes to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk. "It will help everybody in California who has a child with a hearing loss."
BUSINESS
By Lauren Hilgers | May 3, 2006
BURBANK ? For the fourth time since 2002, the California State Senate is grappling with a bill that would require insurance companies help finance hearing aids for children. It's a legislative battle inspired by one determined Burbank parent. "A constituent of mine came in who had two children, both of whom were hearing impaired," said State Sen. Jack Scott, who introduced the bill. "She was saying she had health insurance but hearings aids were not covered ? that just didn't seem fair to me."
NEWS
August 21, 2004
Robert Chacon A three-year battle came closer to completion for a Burbank mother of two deaf children and state Sen. Jack Scott (D-Burbank) when the state Assembly passed SB 1158, which would require California health insurance companies to provide hearing aids for deaf and hard-of-hearing children beginning Jan. 1. Scott's bill passed the state Assembly Wednesday, requiring health insurers to pay up to $1,000 for hearing aids for children younger than . Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has 30 days to sign the bill.
NEWS
March 29, 2003
Molly Shore When Susan and Tommy Grafman, parents of two deaf sons, were told by their health insurance provider it would not cover hearing-aid costs, the couple refused to accept that answer. The Grafmans contacted state Sen. Jack Scott (D-Burbank), imploring him to enact legislation mandating that hearing aids be included in health coverage. Scott appeared with the Grafmans at Washington Elementary School on Friday to speak about Senate Bill 174, which would require hearing aids for deaf and hard-of-hearing youth 18 and younger be covered by health-insurance companies.
NEWS
May 29, 2002
Amber Willard BURBANK -- A bill driven by a Burbank mother's campaign to have her children's hearing aids covered by her insurance company has cleared the state Senate. The legislation, SB 1638, was proposed by state Sen. Jack Scott (D-Burbank) after he was contacted by resident Susan Grafman. The bill would require insurance companies to cover the cost of hearing aids up to $1,500 per child. The bill goes to the state Assembly health committee for review.
NEWS
February 23, 2002
Maya Kukes MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Finding out her son was deaf was hard enough for Susan Grafman. Finding out her insurance company wouldn't pay for his hearing aids was infuriating. Grafman's 6-year-old son, Jake, was diagnosed as deaf almost four years ago. She was told by her provider, Blue Cross Blue Shield, that her policy did not cover hearing aids, which typically cost $2,500 to $5,000 per pair. Her second son, Justin, now 3, is also deaf.
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