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00DEBC9A4336BFBC87258832006CF636 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1289

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 28, 2022      
Location Old Supreme Court



HB22-1289 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:01:54 PM  
Senator Moreno, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1289, which expands Medicaid and Children's Basic Health Plan (CHP+) coverage to low-income pregnant people and children, regardless of immigration status (lookalike programs); requires the Insurance Commissioner to improve the quality of health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Affordability Enterprise; and extends a survey of birthing parents indefinitely.
02:07:27 PM  
Rayna Hetlage, representing
the Center for Health Progress, testified in support of the bill.



Dr. Lilia Cervantes, representing self, testified in support of the bill.



Mr. Giovany Juarez Granados, representing the Center for Health Progress,
testified in support of the bill.

02:14:59 PM  
Mr. Armando Peniche, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Ana Casas Ibarra, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Erin Miller, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.

Dr. Brianna Morgan, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Committee members asked questions of the panel.

02:29:27 PM  
Talaya Banks, representing
Soul 2 Soul Sisters, testified in support of the bill.



Matthew Server, representing the Colorado Catholic Conference, testified
in support of the bill.




Additional written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment
B).
02:34:09 PM  
Senator Moreno introduced
and explained amendment L.008 (Attachment C).

02:35:11 PM  
Committee members asked questions of the bill sponsors.
02:36:49 PM  
Erin Reynolds, Legislative
Council Staff, responded to questions about the fiscal note from the committee.
02:44:27 PM  
Medicaid Director Tracy Johnson, representing the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, was available to answer committee questions.
02:44:28 PM  
Senator Moreno further
explained amendment L.008 (Attachment C).


02:50:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment C).
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Moreno
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:51:50 PM  
Senator Moreno provided closing remarks.


02:53:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1289, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Moreno Yes
Simpson No
Smallwood No
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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