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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.4717 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act providing for a MassHealth expansion in response to COVID-19

By Representatives Sabadosa of Northampton and Mark of Peru, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Lindsay N. Sabadosa and others that all persons who become unemployed as a result of COVID-19 have access to MassHealth coverage. Health Care Financing.

Bill Information

Lindsay N. Sabadosa , Paul W. Mark
Referred to Joint Committee on Health Care Financing

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to ensure all persons who become unemployed as a result of COVID-19 have access to MassHealth coverage, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health.

Bill History

Displaying 6 actions for Bill H.4717
Date Branch Action
3/30/2020 House Referred to the committee on House Rules
4/2/2020 House Reported, referred to the committee on Joint Rules, reported, rules suspended and referred to the committee on Health Care Financing
5/14/2020 Senate Senate concurred
5/28/2020 Joint Hearing scheduled for 06/02/2020 from 10:00 AM-04:00 PM in Written Testimony Only
6/22/2020 House Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence
1/5/2021 House No further action taken

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