Joint Committee onHealth Care Financing

Committee Contact Info

Senate Information
Room 309
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1660
House Information
Room 236
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2430
It shall be the duty of the committee on Health Care Financing to consider all matters concerning the direct funding of health care programs and any other Medicaid or public health assistance matters, fiscal matters relating to health care policy, Medicaid, MassHealth, the Uncompensated Care Pool and such other matters as may be referred.
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.3649  An Act relative to the health insurance of certain elected individuals in the town of Tyringham  William Smitty Pignatelli
Benjamin B. Downing  
Favorable 
H.527  An Act relative to promoting innovation in eldercare services  Ronald Mariano   Favorable with Amendment 
H.70  An Act regarding spouses as caregivers  Jennifer E. Benson   Favorable 
H.113  An Act relative to cueing and supervision in the PCA program  James J. O'Day   Favorable 
H.125  An Act ensuring equal access to services for all residents of the commonwealth  Byron Rushing   Favorable 
H.262  An Act to provide increased access to hearing aids  John W. Scibak   Favorable 
H.415  An Act relative to emergency stock epinephrine in schools  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
Viriato M. deMacedo  
Favorable 
H.417  An Act improving students’ access to life saving treatments  Louis L. Kafka   Favorable 
H.513  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to child suicide  Patricia A. Haddad   Favorable 
H.652  An Act to ensure appropriate regulation of piggeries  Carolyn C. Dykema   Favorable 
H.822  An Act relative to Medicaid  Edward F. Coppinger   Favorable 
H.966  An Act to preserve eligibility for the PACE program and certain waivered services  Jennifer E. Benson   Favorable 
H.976  An Act further regulating the substitution of interchangeable biosimilars  Mark J. Cusack   Favorable 
H.988  An Act regarding Medicare savings programs eligibility  Denise C. Garlick   Favorable 
H.998  An Act strengthening the quality and efficiency of home health care services  Kate Hogan
Thomas P. Kennedy  
Favorable 
H.1005  An Act relative to trauma informed services  Peter V. Kocot   Favorable 
H.1024  An Act relative to physician assistants  Jeffrey Sánchez   Favorable 
H.1785  An Act regarding proportional payments of the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project  Ruth B. Balser
Jennifer L. Flanagan  
Favorable 
H.1881  An Act relative to concussion prevention  Cory Atkins   Favorable 
H.1886  An Act requiring the Department of Public Health to issue a report on vision screening for children  Christine P. Barber   Favorable 
H.1930  An Act relative to needlestick injury prevention in public health facilities and settings  Michelle M. DuBois   Favorable 
H.1982  An Act relative to death certificates  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.   Favorable 
H.1985  An Act relative to the definition of a pharmacy  Louis L. Kafka   Favorable 
H.2010  An Act relative to the health care of minors  Elizabeth A. Malia   Favorable 
H.2044  An Act promoting radon testing  David M. Rogers   Favorable 
H.2046  An Act relative to assessing the Commonwealth’s eye care and vision health needs  Jeffrey Sánchez   Favorable 
H.2243  An Act relative to disability or death caused by contagious diseases, presumption  Nick Collins   Favorable 
H.2396  An Act pertaining to firefighter disability  Daniel J. Ryan   Favorable 
H.3024  An Act relative to implementing the Massachusetts yellow dot program  Louis L. Kafka   Favorable 
H.3412  An Act establishing an effluent water review committee  Michelle M. DuBois   Favorable 
H.3679  An Act to ensure compliance with the anti-shackling law for pregnant incarcerated women  Kay Khan   Favorable 
H.3699  An Act relative to patient access to information regarding breast reconstructive surgery  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
H.3700  An Act clarifying participation in athletic safety programs  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
H.3701  An Act relative to postpartum depression screening  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
H.3869  An Act to establish a lupus erythematosus study and registry  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
H.3871  An Act relative to diabetes prevention  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
H.3879  An Act providing for provisional licensure for speech-language pathologists   Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Favorable 
H.3911  An Act establishing the caregiver advise, record, and enable (CARE) act  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
H.3960  An Act relative to a State Public Health HIV and Hepatitis Fund  Joint Committee on Revenue   Favorable 
H.3988  An Act relative to expanding access to healthy food choices in vending machines on state property  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
H.4039  An Act relative to safe patient handling in certain health facilities  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
H.4065  An Act relative to food labeling  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
H.4066  An Act relative to strengthening the consumer protections and ensuring the proper labeling of fish sold in the Commonwealth  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
H.4068  An Act relative to death benefit claims  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
H.4069  An Act relative to denture construction safety  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
H.4114  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to robotic surgery in the Commonwealth  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
H.4128  Resolve establishing a special commission on behavioral health promotion and upstream prevention  Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse   Favorable 
H.927  An Act relative to HIV-associated lipodystrophy treatment  Sarah K. Peake
Mark C. Montigny  
Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1150  An Act relative to respiratory therapy  Jennifer L. Flanagan   Favorable 
S.567  An Act to establish criteria for Masshealth hardship waivers  Harriette L. Chandler   Favorable 
S.570  An Act relative to continuity of care for families enrolled in MassHealth  Sal N. DiDomenico   Favorable 
S.571  An Act relative to pediatric nursing care facilities  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 
S.619  An Act relative to transfer of assets by MassHealth members  Mark C. Montigny   Favorable 
S.634  An Act to address the lack of sex-specific data in Massachusetts  Karen E. Spilka   Favorable 
S.102  An Act ensuring healthcare coverage for youth who have aged-out of the Department of Children and Families  Karen E. Spilka   Favorable 
S.205  An Act establishing the licensure of interpreters and oral transliterators for the deaf  James T. Welch   Favorable 
S.1162  An Act relative to chronic care coordination  John F. Keenan   Favorable 
S.1134  An Act relative to enhancing sexual assault evidence kit collection  Cynthia S. Creem   Favorable 
S.1191  An Act requiring automated external defibrillators in schools  Mark C. Montigny   Favorable 
S.1196  An Act relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Project  Michael O. Moore   Favorable 
S.1326  An Act relative to emergency first responder notification  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1444  An Act relative to retirement systems and pensions for correctional officers  James T. Welch   Favorable 
S.1928  An Act authorizing the board of directors of Metacomet Emergency Communications Center to accept chapter 32B of the General Laws  Richard J. Ross   Favorable 
S.2070  An Act regulating central service technicians  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
S.2148  An Act establishing a board of registration in naturopathy  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
S.2187  An Act relative to cleanliness in restaurants and bars  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
S.1221  An Act creating an advance directives registry  Karen E. Spilka   Favorable with Amendment 
S.2213  An Act to prevent death and disability from stroke  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.993  An Act relative to Health Policy Commission reviews of scope of practice proposals  Patricia A. Haddad    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 9/22/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.2203  An Act relative to health insurance for surviving spouses  Garrett J. Bradley    4/13/2016   
S.617  An Act Relative to Full Application of Telemedicine Coverage  Mark C. Montigny    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/13/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.77  An Act establishing a task force relative to the Commonwealth's direct-care workforce  Patricia D. Jehlen    4/13/2016   
H.989  An Act relative to Medicaid expansion  Denise C. Garlick    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 7/1/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.1207  An Act remove the restrictions on the licenses of nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission  Marc R. Pacheco    3/3/2016   
S.635  An Act regarding shared responsibility for funding of health care oversight agencies  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/3/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.1407  An Act relative to health insurance for surviving spouses  Marc R. Pacheco    3/28/2016   
H.1037  An Act to amend Section 3, Chapter 111M of the General Laws relative to Massachusetts residents living in a foreign country and health insurance penalties  Chris Walsh    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/13/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.82  An Act providing for insurance coverage for vision screening for children  Thomas P. Kennedy    4/13/2016   
H.2104  An Act increasing awareness of suspected opiate overdose deaths  James M. Cantwell    4/28/2016   
S.1502  An Act providing access to full spectrum addiction treatment services  John F. Keenan    3/24/2016   
H.1018  An Act relative to health care cost transparency  David M. Nangle    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/13/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1687  An Act requiring health care employees to develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence  Michael D. Brady    4/25/2016   
H.791  An Act relative to patient medication adherence  Jennifer E. Benson    4/21/2016   
S.66  An Act improving the children's medical security program and simplifying the administration process  Sal N. DiDomenico    4/25/2016   
H.949  An Act making corrective amendments to Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2012 47CC  John W. Scibak    4/21/2016   
H.950  An Act amending Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2012  John W. Scibak    4/21/2016   
H.999  An Act relative to the Masshealth program  Kevin G. Honan    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 9/22/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1008  An Act relative to parity in assessments by the health care safety net fund  John J. Lawn, Jr.    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 6/3/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1007  An Act expanding the determination of need threshold  John J. Lawn, Jr.    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 6/3/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.574  An Act relative to equitable health care pricing  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/22/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.1048  An Act to promote transparency and cost control of pharmaceutical drug prices  Mark C. Montigny    9/14/2015  Scheduled For 4/11/2016 11:00:00 AM  
H.267  An Act advancing and expanding access to telemedicine services  John W. Scibak    9/17/2015  Scheduled For 10/13/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1025  An Act preventing unnecessary medical debt  Jeffrey Sánchez    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/13/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.528  An Act relative to nursing facility care  James J. O'Day    4/4/2016   
H.1998  An Act relative to certified professional midwives  Kay Khan    2/29/2016   
H.1996  An Act to remove the restrictions on the licenses of NP's and CRNA's as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission  Kay Khan 
Paul J. Donato  
3/3/2016   
S.96  An Act relative to the well being of children  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    4/25/2016   
H.827  An Act relative to transparent health care data  Mark J. Cusack    4/21/2016   
H.923  An Act relative to pediatric plans of care  David M. Nangle    4/21/2016   
S.598  An Act relative to hospital closures and health planning  John F. Keenan    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/3/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.644  An Act further regulating hospitals  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/3/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.3931  An Act Massachusetts Fair Health Care Pricing Act  NONE    1/19/2016  Scheduled For 3/8/2016 11:00:00 AM  
S.2212  An Act relative to safe application and removal of body art  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure    4/7/2016   
S.2252  An Act relative to the administration of diabetes medication  Joint Committee on Education    4/29/2016   
H.4202  An Act concerning the safety of autistic and alzheimer individuals  Joint Committee on Financial Services    4/13/2016   
H.4195  An Act relative to prescription eye drops  Joint Committee on Financial Services    4/25/2016   
H.4207  An Act to modernize municipal finance and government  Joint Committee on Public Service    4/14/2016   
H.4198  An Act relative to Lyme disease treatment coverage  Joint Committee on Financial Services    4/13/2016   
H.4205  An Act relative to the care and treatment of patients with mitochondrial disease  Joint Committee on Financial Services    4/13/2016   
S.2231  An Act relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage  Joint Committee on Financial Services    4/21/2016   
H.4206  An Act relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders  Joint Committee on Financial Services    4/13/2016   
S.2269  An Act to protect youth from the health risks of tobacco and nicotine addiction  NONE    5/2/2016