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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 990         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1220

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kenneth J. Donnelly

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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 Medicare Part B.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Kenneth J. Donnelly

Fourth Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 990        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1220

By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1220) of Kenneth J. Donnelly for legislation relative to Medicare Part B.  Public Service. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to Medicare Part B.
 

              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.              Section 10B of Chapter 32A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, after the third sentence, the following sentence:- In the event that the Employer receives federal subsidies from the retiree drug subsidy program under the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-173), such subsidies shall be used to pay any premium, or portion thereof, which may be required by the federal health insurance for the aged act to be paid by enrollees thereof, up to the amount of such subsidies.

              SECTION 2. Section 10C of Chapter 32A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting, after the third sentence, the following sentence:- In the event that the Employer receives federal subsidies from the retiree drug subsidy program under the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-173), such subsidies shall be used to pay any premium, or portion thereof, which may be required by the federal health insurance for the aged act to be paid by enrollees thereof, up to the amount of such subsidies.

              SECTION 3. Section 18 of Chapter 32A of the General Laws, as appearing, is hereby amended by inserting, at the end of the section, the following sentence:- In the event that the Employer receives federal subsidies from the retiree drug subsidy program under the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-173), such subsidies shall be used to pay any premium, or portion thereof, which may be required by the federal health insurance for the aged act to be paid by enrollees thereof, up to the amount of such subsidies.

              SECTION 4. Section 18A of Chapter 32B of the General Laws, as amended by chapter 68 of the acts of 2011, is hereby amended by inserting, at the end of the section, the following subsection:-

              (d) In the event that the Employer receives federal subsidies from the retiree drug subsidy program under the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-173), such subsidies shall be used to pay any premium, or portion thereof, which may be required by the federal health insurance for the aged act to be paid by enrollees thereof, up to the amount of such subsidies.

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