Section 29 (Part 1): MassHealth Adult Benefits

The division shall include within its covered services for adults all federally optional services that were included in its state plan or demonstration program in effect on January 1, 2002. Covered services for adults in the MassHealth Essential program shall include dental services to the same extent as such services were covered for adults in the MassHealth Basic program as of January 1, 2002.


Restores all MassHealth adult benefits cut in 2002, including dental, vision, chiropractic, and prosthetics, effective July 1, 2006. (Note: This section was partially superseded by a provision in the FY 2011 budget authorizing reduction of dental benefits to adults in MassHealth.)