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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1433         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 931

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Louis L. Kafka

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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 mastectomies.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

James E. Timilty

Bristol and Norfolk

Claire D. Cronin

11th Plymouth

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Robert M. Koczera

11th Bristol

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1433        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 931

By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 931) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to health insurance coverage for  mastectomies.  Financial Services. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to mastectomies.
 

              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 32A of the General Laws as amended by Chapter 403 of the Acts of 2012, is hereby amended by inserting after section 17K the following section:-

              Section 17L.  The commission shall provide to any active or retired employee of the commonwealth who is insured under the group insurance commission, coverage for the cost of a mastectomy and coverage for a minimum of 48 hours in-patient care.

              SECTION  2.  Chapter 175 of the General Laws as amended by Chapter 403 of the Acts of 2012, is hereby amended by inserting after section 47DD the following section:-

              Section 47EE.  Any policy of accident or sickness insurance delivered, issued or renewed in the commonwealth pursuant to this chapter shall provide coverage for the cost of a mastectomy and coverage for a minimum of 48 hours in-patient care.

              SECTION 3.  Chapter 176A as amended by Chapter 403 of the Acts of 2012, is hereby amended by inserting after section 8EE the following section:-

              Section 8FF.  Any contract between a subscriber and the corporation under an individual or group hospital service plan, which is issued or renewed within or without the commonwealth shall provide for coverage of the cost of a mastectomy and coverage for a minimum of 48 hours in-patient care.

              SECTION 4.  Chapter 176B of the General Laws in hereby amended by inserting after section 4FF the following section:-

              Section 4GG.  Any subscription certificate under an individual or group medical service agreement delivered or issued or renewed within the commonwealth shall provide for coverage of the cost of a mastectomy and coverage for a minimum of 48 hours in-patient care.

              SECTION 5.  Chapter 176G of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 4X the following section:-

              Section 4Y.  Any individual or group maintenance contract issued, renewed, or delivered within or without the commonwealth shall provide coverage for the cost of a mastectomy and coverage for a minimum of 48 hours in-patient care.

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