HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 183        FILED ON: 1/9/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 626

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Chris Walsh

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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 to amend Section 3, Chapter 111M of the General Laws relative to Massachusetts residents living in a foreign country and health insurance penalties.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

1/9/2017

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

 

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

 

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 183        FILED ON: 1/9/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 626

By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 626) of Chris Walsh, Kay Khan and Michael O. Moore relative to health insurance penalties for residents living in a foreign country.  Health Care Financing.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1037 OF 2015-2016.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act to amend Section 3, Chapter 111M of the General Laws relative to Massachusetts residents living in a foreign country and health insurance penalties.

 

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. The title of Section 3 of Chapter 111M of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting the following language:

“and exemption for Massachusetts residents living in a foreign country” after “exemption for refusal of coverage based upon sincerely held religious beliefs;”

SECTION 2: Section 3 of Chapter 111M of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 3 the following section:

“Section 3(a).  A Massachusetts resident living in a foreign country for at least 330 days of a 12-month period is not required to obtain and maintain creditable coverage for that 12-month period. A Massachusetts resident who is uninsured and living abroad under this definition, will not be assessed a penalty."