Rejected

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Medicaid Expansion

Mr. Tarr moved that the bill be amended by striking Sections 18 and 19, and moves to further amend the bill by inserting, after Section__, the following new Section:-

“SECTION__. The commonwealth, by and through the governor or the governor’s designee, shall formally request a federal waiver to avoid the adverse effects, financial and otherwise, of removing low-income individuals from the Connector and placing them on the MassHealth program. All negotiations with any federal agencies concerning this waiver shall be conducted in consultation with two members of the house of representatives, one to be appointed by the speaker of the house and one to be appointed by the minority leader of the house, and two members of the senate, one to be appointed by the senate president and one to be appointed by the minority leader of the senate. The governor, or the governor’s designee, shall file a detailed report describing the waiver application and waivers received, along with all documentation, including, but not limited to, all related written and verbal responses from the Department of Health and Human Services, with the clerks of the senate and house not later than October 1, 2014. The governor shall report monthly to the joint committee on health care financing and the house and senate committees on ways and means on the status of the waiver request under this section.”