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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 630        FILED ON: 1/14/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1049


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Denise Provost


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 eliminating age discrimination in the MassHealth Program.






Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Christopher G. Fallon

33rd Middlesex

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Dennis A. Rosa

4th Worcester

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Stephen Kulik

1st Franklin

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

William C. Galvin

6th Norfolk

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 630        FILED ON: 1/14/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1049

By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1049) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the MassHealth Program.  Health Care Financing. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 2779 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act eliminating age discrimination in the MassHealth Program.


              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 12 of chapter one hundred and eighteen E is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof, the following new language:

              --The Division shall ensure that the income and asset criteria for individuals over age 65 shall be no stricter than the income and asset eligibility for disabled individuals under age 65 as of July 1, 2012.

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