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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1461         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1048

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

George N. Peterson, Jr.

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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 to determine cost of mandates.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1461        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1048

By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1048) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to determining the cost of mandates.  Health Care Financing. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1234 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to determine cost of mandates.
 

              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 7A of Chapter 26 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding after the second paragraph the following:

              The Commissioner shall direct the health care access bureau to hold hearings every two years by July 1 in the year following the end of each legislative session to determine the impact on health care premiums and health care cost trends resulting from new mandated health benefits, assessments on health plans or providers, new data reporting requirements and any other law passed by the legislature during the session just concluded that would impact premiums and cost trends.  All licensed health plans shall be invited to participate and provide data regarding the impact on premiums. The bureau shall issue a comprehensive report to the senate and house chairs of the committees on ways and means, the senate and house chairs of the health care finance committee and the senate and house chairs of the financial services committee by October 1 summarizing its findings.

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