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2001A975670B224687258997007A32B4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB23-288

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 20, 2023      
Location LSB B



SB23-288 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


04:14:45 PM  
The committee resumed.
04:17:42 PM  
Senator Fields and Senator Buckner, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-288 concerning requiring the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to initiate a stakeholder process to promote the expansion and utilization of doula services for pregnant and postpartum Medicaid recipients.
04:23:06 PM  
The bill sponsor responded to questions from committee members.
04:23:24 PM  
Lauren Smith, representing
Soul 2 Soul Sisters, testified in support of the bill.




Ms. Sarah Lopez,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.




Kayla Frawley,
representing ProgressNow Colorado, testified in support of the bill.




Committee members
asked the panel questions.
04:43:00 PM  
Ms. Whitney Buckendorf,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.




Mrs. Pia Long,
representing Elephant Circle, testified in support of the bill.




Child and Family
Health Division Director  Susanna Snyder, representing the Colorado
Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, was available to answer
committee questions.




Committee members
asked the panel questions.
04:52:45 PM  
The committee recessed.
04:53:22 PM  
The committee resumed.
04:55:40 PM  
The committee asked the bill sponsor questions.
04:56:07 PM  
Senator Buckner provided closing remarks.
05:00:40 PM  
Committee members provided closing remarks.


05:03:02 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-288 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Lundeen Excused
Mullica Yes
Rich Yes
Will Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Excused
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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