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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3039         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2896

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Linda Dorcena Forry

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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 to provide immediate relief to small businesses on health care costs.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex, Suffolk, and Essex

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3039        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2896

By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2896) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others relative to removing employees with certain health coverage from the calculation of an employer’s fair share contribution, so called, and eliminating the collection of certain employer health care information by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.  Public Health. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to provide immediate relief to small businesses on health care costs.
 

              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 188 of Chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding to paragraph (c) the following new subparagraph:-

              (11) In calculating the fair share assessment, employees who have qualifying health insurance coverage from a spouse, a parent, a veteran’s plan, Medicare, Medicaid, or a plan or plans due to a disability or retirement shall not be included in the numerator or denominator for purposes of determining whether an employer is a Contributing Employer as defined in 114.5 CMR 16.00.

              SECTION 2.   Section 304 of Chapter 149 of the Acts of 2004, requiring the Executive Office of Health and Human Services to produce a list of employers who have 50 or more employees using public health assistance each year, is hereby repealed.

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