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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 513         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 441

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Jennifer L. Flanagan

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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 reducing the cost of health care.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Jennifer L. Flanagan

Worcester and Middlesex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Dennis A. Rosa

4th Worcester


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 513        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 441

By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 441) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Jennifer E. Benson and Dennis A. Rosa for legislation to reduce the cost of health care.  Financial Services. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 423 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 reducing the cost of health care.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Section 10 of chapter 176O of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:- 

              (d) Notwithstanding any provision of any individual or group policy or accident and health insurance, or any provision of a policy, contract, plan or agreement for hospital or medical service or indemnity, wherever such policy, contract, plan or agreement provides for reimbursement for any service which is in the lawful scope of practice of a duly licensed physician, dentist, psychologist, podiatrist, osteopath, optometrist, chiropractor or other health care provider, the person entitled to benefits or the person performing services under the policy, contract, plan or agreement shall be entitled to reimbursement at an equitable and the lowest rate for such service, whether the service is performed by a physician, dentist, psychologist, podiatrist, osteopath, optometrist, chiropractor or other health care provider duly licensed under the laws of the commonwealth.

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