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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 215        FILED ON: 1/8/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2076


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



John W. Scibak


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 relative to the restoration of MassHealth adult dental benefits.






John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

John J. Mahoney

13th Worcester

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Daniel A. Wolf

Cape and Islands

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Katherine M. Clark

Fifth Middlesex

Byron Rushing

9th Suffolk

Rhonda Nyman

5th Plymouth

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 215        FILED ON: 1/8/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2076

By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2076) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the restoration of oral health benefits for MassHealth recipients.  Public Health. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 1529 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to the restoration of MassHealth adult dental benefits.


              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. Chapter 118E of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 53, and inserting in place thereof the following:-

              Section 53. The division shall include within its covered services for adults all federally optional services that were included in its state plan or demonstration program in effect on January 1, 2002, including all dental services. Covered services for adults in the MassHealth Essential program shall include dental services to the same extent as such services were covered for adults in the MassHealth Basic program as of January 1, 2002.

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