We live in a state that currently provides one analog hearing aid every 4 years for adults (and 2 for children) for those individuals who qualify for Medicaid, which is the health insurance program for those who are indigent, living in poverty. This is discretionary (for adults) and may, at some point in time be a benefit that is eliminated from the state budget. The amount that Medicaid reimburses the provider is low so many practitioners choose not to accept this form of payment. It is, however, part of our mission and we feel strongly about providing this for the community.