California Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed Assembly Bill 368, a $1,000 hearing aid insurance mandate targeted toward children younger than 18. 

In vetoing the bill, he said "the addition of a new mandate, no matter how small, will only serve to increase the overall cost of health care. Increasing the cost of coverage by mandating benefits, may ultimately leave more children without any coverage." 

The bill was similar to insurance mandates the governor vetoed in 2004 and 2006.