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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 308         FILED ON: 1/15/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 560

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Michael J. Rodrigues

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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 requiring premium impact statements.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Michael J. Rodrigues

First Bristol and Plymouth


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 308        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 560

By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 560) of Michael J. Rodrigues for legislation requiring premium impact statements.  Health Care Financing. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to requiring premium impact statements.
 

              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. Prior to the adoption, amendment, or repeal of any health care or health insurance related regulation, an agency must file with the secretary of state’s office a public notice of the proposed action and include a premium impact statement. In the statement, the agency must consider the impact the proposed action will or will not have on health insurance premium rates in Massachusetts. The agency must afford the public an opportunity to present data, views, or arguments related to the impact statement, and prior to adopting the proposed regulation, the agency must file an amended premium impact statement with the secretary of state’s office. 

              SECTION 2. The Joint committees of the general court and the house and senate committees on ways and means shall not report favorably any bill or petition relative to health care or health insurance that shall not have first received a premium impact statement conducted by the center for health information and analysis.  Joint committees of the general court and the house and senate committees on ways and means shall refer all health care and health insurance related bills or petitions to an accompanied study order pending a final report by the center for health information and analysis pursuant to this section.

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