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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2589         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 915

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Sean Garballey

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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 providing for certain health insurance coverage.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2589        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 915

By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 915) of Sean Garballey and Benjamin Swan relative to providing for health insurance coverage for certain prescriptions and medical treatment.  Financial Services. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2053 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act providing for certain health insurance coverage.
 

              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 175 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 47Z the following

              section:-

              Section 47AA. Any individual policy of accident and sickness insurance issued pursuant to section 108 and any group blanket policy of accident and sickness insurance issued pursuant to section 110 shall provide coverage and reimbursement for prescription amino acid-based elemental formulas, regardless of delivery method, for the diagnosis and treatment of (i) eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders and (ii) short bowel syndrome when the prescribing physician has issued a written order stating that the amino acid-based elemental formula is medically necessary.

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