Amendment #553 to H3600

Equal Access to Community Care for Elders and the Disabled Amendment

Representatives Benson of Lunenburg, Cantwell of Marshfield, Ashe of Longmeadow, Cronin of Easton, Tosado of Springfield, Garlick of Needham, Gordon of Bedford, Miceli of Wilmington and Puppolo of Springfield move to amend the bill by adding the following section:


“SECTION XXXX. Section 25 of Chapter 118E of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended in subsection (5) by striking the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-


In any case where the monthly income of an applicant or recipient is in excess of the exemptions allowed, the applicant or recipient, if otherwise eligible for Medicaid under this chapter, shall be liable to pay to the provider of medical care or service an amount which shall be equal to the excess income for a period of six consecutive months, which includes the period when such service was provided; provided, however that in such cases where the individual’s gross income is greater than 300% of the federal Supplemental Security Income level but less than the average monthly cost of nursing home care as calculated by the division and the individual is participating in a Home and Community Based Waiver, under 42 USC 1396a(10)(a)(ii)(VI) or a PACE Program, under 42 USC 1396u-4 or 42 USC 1395eee, the division shall charge a premium, equal to the difference between the individual’s gross income and 300% of the federal Supplemental Security Income level, on a monthly basis. The division shall apply for any federal waivers necessary to implement this provision”.”

Amendment #553 to H3600

Equal Access to Community Care for Elders and the Disabled Amendment


Lori A. Ehrlich

James J. O'Day

Diana DiZoglio

Paul R. Heroux

Alice Hanlon Peisch

Gailanne M. Cariddi

William C. Galvin

James M. Murphy

Nick Collins

Edward F. Coppinger

Mathew Muratore

Sean Garballey

Paul McMurtry

Stephan Hay

Carmine L. Gentile

Bud Williams

Paul Brodeur

David M. Rogers

Solomon Goldstein-Rose

Jack Lewis

Michael S. Day

Kate Hogan

Steven Ultrino

Michelle M. DuBois

John C. Velis

Carolyn C. Dykema

Daniel J. Ryan

Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr.