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666F0BD509BEF721872586E0006E955A Hearing Summary


Date May 25, 2021      
Location HCR 0112

SB21-025 - Referred to House Appropriations

02:07:54 PM  

Representative Tipper, bill sponsor, introduced and spoke on SB21-025. The bill directs the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), which administers the state’s Medicaid program, to seek federal approval to expand family planning services to individuals earning up to the state’s current limit for the Children’s Basic Health Plan, which is 260 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). The department must submit the request to the federal government by January 31, 2022. The expanded program must not impose age, sex, or gender identity limitations on eligibility, and must include a presumptive eligibility process. The family planning and family planning-related services that must be covered include the following:

  • medically necessary evaluations or preventive services, such as tobacco utilization screening, counseling, testing, and cessation services;
  • contraception, including a one-year supply unless requested otherwise;
  • health care or counseling services focused on preventing, delaying, or planning for a pregnancy;
  • sterilization services;
  • cervical cancer screening and prevention;
  • basic fertility services; and
  • sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnosis and treatment.

The department must promulgate rules needed to implement the bill, including rules specifying covered services. In addition, the department must collaborate with the state insurance marketplace and interested stakeholders to encourage enrollment in all health insurance options for eligible individuals.

02:10:07 PM  
Representative Will, bill sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
02:10:22 PM  
Bill sponsors responded to questions from committee members.
02:16:19 PM  
Erin Miller, Colorado
Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill. Christina Yebuah,
Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.

Submitted written testimony can be found in Attachment B.
02:22:52 PM  
Representative Tipper and Representative Will gave final comments on the bill.
02:28:45 PM  
Committee members made final comments.

02:29:47 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-025 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Cutter
Seconded Ortiz
Bradfield No
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf No
Jodeh Yes
Larson No
Ortiz Yes
Pelton No
Ricks Yes
Woog No
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Excused
Final YES: 7   NO: 5   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details