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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1499        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 554


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Richard T. Moore


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 protect health care reform funding.






Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Michael J. Rodrigues

First Bristol and Plymouth

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

James T. Welch


John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

Michael Barrett

Third Middlesex

Benjamin B. Downing

Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex

Barry R. Finegold

Second Essex and Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Mark C. Montigny

Second Bristol and Plymouth

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Christopher M. Markey

9th Bristol

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

James E. Timilty

Bristol and Norfolk

Paul A. Schmid, III

8th Bristol

William M. Straus

10th Bristol

Jeffrey N. Roy

10th Norfolk

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1499        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 554

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 554) of Richard T. Moore, Kay Khan, Anne M. Gobi, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect health care reform funding.  Health Care Financing. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act to protect health care reform funding.


              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. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth as a separate fund to be known as the Medicaid and Health Care Reform FMAP Trust Fund. The fund shall consist of any funds that may be appropriated or transferred for deposit into the trust fund, interest earned on such revenues, and other sources. The comptroller shall deposit an amount to the fund determined by secretary of administration and finance that is equivalent to the additional Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program funding provided by the federal government pursuant to the increased federal Medicaid assistance percentage pursuant to the Sections 2001 and 2101 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and as further addressed in Section 1201 of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. The fund shall be used for the following purposes: (1) to support the financing of health insurance coverage for low-income Massachusetts residents, including MassHealth, other state health insurance programs and insurance offered through the commonwealth’s health insurance exchange and (2) to improve Medicaid reimbursement to health care providers. The secretary of administration and finance shall administer the fund. No later than January 31 of each year, the secretary, in consultation with the executive office of health and human services, the commonwealth health insurance connector authority, healthcare providers participating in the Medicaid program, and consumer representatives, shall submit a report to the house and senate ways and means committees and the joint committee on health care financing that includes the current funding available in the fund, the funding estimated to be deposited through the end of the current and subsequent fiscal year, estimated expenditures from the fund, and recommendations for transferring such funds to other state accounts and funds in a manner consistent with the purpose of the fund.

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