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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 315         FILED ON: 1/15/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 513

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Benjamin B. Downing

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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 relative to student health insurance.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Benjamin B. Downing

Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 315        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 513

By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 513) of Benjamin B. Downing, Michael R. Knapik, Sean Garballey, Thomas M. Stanley and others for legislation relative to student health insurance.  Health Care Financing. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 498 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to student health insurance.
 

              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 18 of chapter 15A of the General Laws, as amended by chapter 222 of the Acts of 2012, is hereby amended by adding to the end of the first paragraph, in line 12, the following words:-

              , including the commonwealth care health insurance program under chapter 176Q.

              SECTION 2. Section 1 of chapter 111M of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the words “and (l)”,  in line 21, and inserting in place thereof the following words:- 

              (l)  the commonwealth care health insurance program under chapter 176Q for such health care enrollees who are enrolled in a post-secondary program and qualify for a student health insurance program, under section 18 of chapter 15A, if such students were enrolled in the commonwealth care health insurance program on or before the first day of such full-time, post-secondary program; and (m).

              SECTION 3. Section 3 of chapter 118H of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after subsection (b) the following subsection:-

              (c) An individual eligible to participate in the program under subsection (a) on or before the first day of a full-time, post-secondary program may remain enrolled in said program regardless of qualification for a student health insurance program as required by section 18 of chapter 15A.

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