Provides coverage of FDA-approved drugs to assist in opioid addiction recovery.
This legislation eliminates copays and deductibles for certain high-value and low cost prescription drugs and treatments such as insulin, inhalers, and anti-retroviral medications. A panel of medical experts within EOHHS will determine which of these services should not be subject to cost sharing, and after approval by the EOHHS Secretary, fully insured health plans would no longer charge copays for them.
Regulates e-cigarettes as tobacco products, prohibiting sale to minors and use in smoke-free areas
Makes contracts and executive compension publicly available for the mental health services provided through MassHealth contracts, the majority of which are run by hedge fund investors.
An Act to enhance consumer protection and transparency under the social work licensing law
Establishes minimum professional standards for core DCF, DMH and DYS employees and raises the standard of social workers
Restores oral and dental health benefits for MassHealth participants
This bill would expand Medicaid eligibility for seniors in order to supplement their Medicare services. It would increase the poverty limit, as well as eliminate the asset test.
This bill would require that disability policies provide the same benefits for behavioral health disorders as physical disorders.
This bill would require the state every year to compare our total health care spending with our projected health care spending if the Commonwealth implemented a single payer health care system; if after several years the “Single Payer Benchmark” outperformed our actual health care spending, the state would be responsible for developing a single payer implementation plan and submitting it to the Legislature.
Establishes minimum training standards for elder protective services social workers.
Ensures that MA families aren't forced to choose between work and their own health needs
Provides health insurance coverage to the surviving children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty