Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR01 - (Sask-Hearing-Aids-Refusal)

REGINA. x-11 A Saskatchewan mother is asking the provincial government for a speedy decision on whether to provide coverage for hearing aids needed by her nine-year-old daughter. Stephanie Schneck says her child, Gracie, needs a 64-hundred-dollar set of hearing aids, but there's no provincial finance assistance to cover it. Speaking yesterday at the legislature, the Asquith resident says she keeps hitting dead ends.

("...two-thousand dollars over.") (SOURCE:CKRM)

-- TAG: Health Minister Jim Reiter (RYE'-tuhr) says the government will provide Schneck with some answers in the coming weeks. He says the device Gracie needs is new and the province has asked a national technology organization to investigate it. …

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