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Bill Name  Number of Sponsors  Position
S. 2046 - A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare beneficiaries coordinated care and greater choice with regard to accessing hearing health services and benefits. 2 (2 D) -
S. 1694 - 11/13/2013--Introduced.Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a tax credit of up to $500 in a taxable year for the purchase of a hearing aid that is authorized under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for commercial distribution and is intended for use by the taxpayer or a dependent of the taxpayer. 5 (2 R, 3 D) -
S. 315 - 1/29/2015--Introduced.Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a tax credit of up to $500 in a taxable year for the purchase of a hearing aid that is authorized under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for commercial distribution and is intended for use by the taxpayer or a dependent of the taxpayer. 3 (1 R, 2 D) -
H.R. 4035 - 2/11/2014--Introduced.Access to Hearing Healthcare Act of 2014 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to revise the definition of Medicare-covered audiology (hearing and balance assessment) services provided by a qualified and legally authorized audiologist to state that such services are covered without regard to any requirement that: (1) the individual receiving them be under the care of (or referred by) a physician or other health care practitioner, or (2) such services 19 (3 R, 16 D) -
H.R. 1344 - Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2015 24 (11 R, 13 D) -
H.R. 1317 - 3/21/2013--Introduced.Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act 2013 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a nonrefundable income tax credit of up to $500 for the purchase of a qualified hearing aid for the taxpayer, the taxpayer's spouse, or a dependent of the taxpayer. Denies such tax credit to any taxpayer whose modified adjusted gross income exceeds $200,000. 33 (9 R, 24 D) -
H.R. 702 - 2/14/2013--Introduced.Access to Frontline Health Care Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish and carry out a Frontline Providers Loan Repayment Program under which the Secretary agrees to make student loan repayments in exchange for a health professional providing frontline care services for two years in a frontline care scarcity area. Defines "frontline care services" as health care services in the fields of 33 (1 R, 32 D) -

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