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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1331         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 488

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Harriette L. Chandler

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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 include dental benefits in all Commonwealth Care Plans..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Harriette L. Chandler

 

Jennifer L. Flanagan

 

James E. Timilty

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1331        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 488

By Ms. Chandler,  a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 488) of Harriette L. Chandler, Jennifer L. Flanagan and James E. Timilty for legislation to include dental benefits in all commonwealth care plans.  Health Care Financing. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1038 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to include dental benefits in all Commonwealth Care Plans..
 

              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. Section 1 of Chapter 118H of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the definition of “eligible health insurance plan” and inserting in place thereof the following definition:-

              “Eligible health insurance plan”, a health insurance plan that meets the criteria, established by the board, for receiving premium assistance payments; provided, that such criteria must require plans to include medically necessary dental services, including preventative and restorative procedures; and provided further, that no eligible health insurance plan may require an annual deductible.

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