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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 905         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 522


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Patricia D. Jehlen


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..






Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Christopher G. Fallon

33rd Middlesex

Jason M. Lewis

31st Middlesex

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 905        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 522

By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 522) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Christopher G. Fallon, Jason M. Lewis, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the MassHealth program.  Health Care Financing. 


SEE SENATE, NO. 544 OF 2009-2010.]

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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