SECTION 1. Prior to the adoption, amendment, or repeal of any healthcare or health insurance related regulation, an agency must file with the secretary of state’s office a public notice of the proposed action and include a premium impact statement. In the statement, the agency must consider the impact the proposed action will or will not have on health insurance premium rates in Massachusetts. The agency must afford the public an opportunity to present data, views, or arguments related to the impact statement, and prior to adopting the proposed regulation, the agency must file an amended premium impact statement with the secretary of state’s office.
SECTION 2. Any joint committee, house committee or senate committee may report favorably any bill or petition relative to health care or health insurance so long as that bill or petition shall have first received a premium impact statement conducted by the center for health information and analysis. Any joint committee, house committee or senate committee shall refer all healthcare and health insurance related bills or petitions to an accompanied study order pending a final report by the center for health information and analysis pursuant to this section.
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