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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2353         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1988

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bradley H. Jones, 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 relative to suspending prescription drug coverage from minimum creditable coverage requirements.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Donald Humason

 

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2353        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1988

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1988) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to suspending prescription drug coverage from minimum creditable coverage requirements.  Public Health. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to suspending prescription drug coverage from minimum creditable coverage requirements.
 

              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 1 of chapter 111M of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, in line 46, at the end of the definition of the term “Creditable coverage”  the following:-
Minimum creditable coverage, as defined by the board under the authority granted herein, shall not require, in the case of individuals subject to this chapter, coverage for prescription drugs, except as provided in the essential health benefit benchmarks, established under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 

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