HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2690        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1917


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Kevin G. Honan


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the restoration of MassHealth adult dental benefits.






Kevin G. Honan

17th Suffolk

Harriette L. Chandler

First Worcester

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Christine P. Barber

34th Middlesex

Michael D. Brady

Second Plymouth and Bristol

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

Michelle L. Ciccolo

15th Middlesex

Mike Connolly

26th Middlesex

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Diana DiZoglio

First Essex

Mindy Domb

3rd Hampshire

William J. Driscoll, Jr.

7th Norfolk

Michelle M. DuBois

10th Plymouth

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Nika C. Elugardo

15th Suffolk

Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk

Carmine Lawrence Gentile

13th Middlesex

Carlos González

10th Hampden

Tami L. Gouveia

14th Middlesex

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

James K. Hawkins

2nd Bristol

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Natalie M. Higgins

4th Worcester

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Daniel J. Hunt

13th Suffolk

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf

17th Worcester

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Frank A. Moran

17th Essex

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

Tram T. Nguyen

18th Essex

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Alan Silvia

7th Bristol

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

José F. Tosado

9th Hampden

Steven Ultrino

33rd Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2690        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1917

By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1917) of Kevin G. Honan and others relative to the restoration of oral health benefits for MassHealth recipients.  Public Health.


SEE HOUSE, NO. 1225 OF 2017-2018.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court



An Act relative to the restoration of MassHealth adult dental benefits.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1. Chapter 118E of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 53, and inserting in place thereof the following:-

Section 53. The division shall include within its covered services for adults all federally optional services that were included in its state plan or demonstration program in effect on January 1, 2002, including all dental services. Covered services for adults in the MassHealth Essential program shall include dental services to the same extent as such services were covered for adults in the MassHealth Basic program as of January 1, 2002.