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BF6B8FB27D07FFA587258982007A1322 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB23-195

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 30, 2023      
Location SCR 357



SB23-195 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

04:13:24 PM  
The committee recessed.
04:14:02 PM  
The committee resumed.
04:24:35 PM  
Senator Winter and
Senator Will, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-195 concerning
requiring health insurance plans to include any payments made by the covered
person or on their behalf when calculating their total contribution towards
meeting cost-sharing requirements.




Committee members
asked the bill sponsors questions.
04:36:16 PM  
Mr. Patrick Boyle,
representing
the
Pharmacy Care
Management Association, testified in opposition to the bill.




Karlee Tebbutt,
representing AHIP, testified in opposition to the bill.




Jason Hopfer,
representing
the
Colorado Association
of Health plans, testified in opposition to the bill.




Committee members
asked the panel questions.
04:47:56 PM  
The committee recessed.
05:18:31 PM  
The committee resumed.
05:26:56 PM  
Dr. Kavita Nair,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.




Stacy Hodgson,
representing
the
National Multiple
Sclerosis Society, testified in support of the bill.




Ms. Bryn Dunham,
representing
the
National Hemophilia
Foundation Colorado Chapter, testified in support of the bill.




Mr. Victor Miller,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.

05:40:21 PM  
Nathan Wilkes, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill.




Ms. Gabrielle
Flores, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.




Mr. Bob Bongiovanni,
representing Colorado Individuals and Organizations Responding to HIV/AIDS,
testified in support of the bill.




Dr. Lynn Parry,
representing
the
Colorado Medical
Society, testified in support of the bill.




Committee members
provided comments to the panel.
05:53:56 PM  
Ms. Monica VanBuskirk,
representing Meapta Inc., testified in support of the bill.




Emma Hudson provided
testimony on behalf of Dr. John Corboy in support of the bill.

06:00:51 PM  
Mrs. Emily Lucas,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.





Mr. Clark Hansen, representing
the
ALS Association,
testified in support of the bill.





Mr. RJ Ours, representing
the
American Cancer
Society Cancer Action Network, testified in support of the bill.





Barb Cardell, representing Colorado Organizations and Individuals Responding
to HIV/AIDS and US Positive Women's Network, testified in support of the
bill.
06:13:34 PM  
Ms. Gretchen Mills,
representing
the
National Multiple
Sclerosis Society, testified in support of the bill.




Additional written
testimony may be found in Attachment J.

06:23:54 PM  
Senator Will explained
L.001 (Attachment K).


06:24:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment K).
Moved Will
Seconded
Buckner
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Rich
Smallwood
Will
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:24:51 PM  
Senator Jaquez Lewis
explained amendment L.005 (Attachment L).



06:29:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment L).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Rich Yes
Smallwood Yes
Will No
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
06:29:12 PM  
Senator Winter explained
amendment L.006 (Attachment M).


06:30:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment M).
Moved Will
Seconded
Buckner
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Rich
Smallwood
Will
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:30:38 PM  
Senator Winter and Senator Will provided closing remarks.


06:40:34 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-195, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Will
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Rich Yes
Smallwood No
Will Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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