Rating Bands Study

Mr. Tarr moved that the bill be amended by inserting, after Section__, the following new Section:-

“SECTION__. The secretary of the executive office of health and human services shall study the feasibility of the commonwealth utilizing the less restrictive rating bands allowed under the federal Affordable Care Act, including but not limited to equitable cost-sharing based on an individual’s earning potential and other factors. The secretary shall report the findings to the joint committee on health care financing and the clerks of the house and senate within 60 days of the effective date of this act.”