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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 178        FILED ON: 1/11/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 344


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



John W. Scibak


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 include dental benefits in all Commonwealth care plans.






Harriette L. Chandler


Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Carlo Basile

1st Suffolk

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

James B. Eldridge


Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex and Middlesex

Michael R. Knapik


Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Michael O. Moore


Stephen Kulik

1st Franklin

Byron Rushing

9th Suffolk

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 178        FILED ON: 1/11/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 344

By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 344) of Harriette L. Chandler and others for legislation to include dental benefits in Commonwealth Care plans.  Health Care Financing. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 1101 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act to include dental benefits in all Commonwealth care plans.


              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 1 of Chapter 118H of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the definition of “eligible health insurance plan” and inserting in place thereof the following definition:- “Eligible health insurance plan”, a health insurance plan that meets the criteria, established by the board, for receiving premium assistance payments; provided, that such criteria must require plans to include medically necessary dental services, including preventative and restorative procedures; and provided further, that no eligible health insurance plan may require an annual deductible.

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