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AC83089E2C8EE0CA8725838C00074C3A Hearing Summary


Date Jan 23, 2019      
Location Old State Library

HB19-1004 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

06:20:27 PM  
Representative Lontine recessed the committee.
06:35:40 PM  
Representative Lontine called the meeting
back to order.
06:38:48 PM  
Representative Roberts and Representative
Catlin, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1004 to the committee and
distributed a handout (Attachment D).  The bill requires the Department
of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) and the Division of Insurance
(DOI) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies to develop and submit a
proposal for a state option for health care coverage.  The proposal
must consider affordability to consumers at different income levels, the
administrative and financial burden to the state, and any statutory or
rule changes necessary to implement the proposed state option.  The
proposal must be submitted to the General Assembly by August 31, 2019.
 After the proposal has been created and presented to the General
Assembly, HCPF and DOI must submit any federal waivers or state plan amendments
necessary to fund and implement the state option described in the proposal.
 The waivers and plan amendments may be delayed by legislative action
that alters the federal authorization needed.  
06:38:49 PM  

Representative Lontine proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

06:45:53 PM  
John Messner, Counties and Commissioners Acting Together, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment E).
06:50:55 PM  
Christine Fallabel, American Diabetes Association, testified in support of the bill.
06:53:20 PM  
Adam Alleman, Good Business Colorado, testified
in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment F).  Mr.
Alleman responded to committee questions.  
07:00:16 PM  
Jeff Reister, DOI, testified in support of the bill.
07:00:38 PM  

Dave DeNovellis, HCPF, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. DeNovellis responded to committee questions.

07:05:13 PM  
Representative Roberts commented on the bill.
07:06:38 PM  

Marc Reece, Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in a neutral position on the bill.  Mr. Reece responded to committee questions.

07:14:02 PM  
Mr. Reece continued to respond to committee questions.
07:24:29 PM  
Natalie Wood, Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill.
07:32:17 PM  
Adela Flores-Brennan, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.
07:35:48 PM  
Ms. Flores-Brennan responded to committee questions.
07:38:27 PM  
Ed Shackelford, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified regarding the bill.
07:41:51 PM  
Representatives Catlin and Roberts distributed and explained amendment L.001 to the committee (Attachment G).
07:45:24 PM  
Committee members discussed the amendment.

07:51:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment G).
Moved Catlin
Seconded Titone
Baisley Yes
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Catlin Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
07:51:31 PM  
Representatives Roberts and Catlin gave concluding remarks on the bill.
07:58:55 PM  
Committee members commented.

08:08:02 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1004, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Catlin
Seconded Caraveo
Baisley No
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Catlin Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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