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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1361         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 537

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Richard T. Moore

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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 MassHealth enrollment for persons leaving correctional facilities.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1361        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 537

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 537) of Richard T. Moore for legislation relative to Masshealth enrollment for persons leaving correctional facilities.  Health Care Financing. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1139 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 MassHealth enrollment for persons leaving correctional facilities.
 

              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. Chapter 118E of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is amended by adding the following new section:-

              Section 63.  The division, in collaboration with the department of correction, county jails, and county houses of correction, shall establish a system of medical care such that persons who will become eligible for MassHealth benefits upon release from Massachusetts correctional facilities shall begin receiving benefits immediately upon such release.

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