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H_HI_2022A 04/20/2022 01:34:48 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date 04/20/2022
Attendance
Baisley X
Kennedy X
McCormick X
Mullica X
Neville *
Sirota *
Soper X
Titone *
Williams *
Ortiz X
Lontine X
Time 01:34:48 PM to 06:02:57 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Lontine
This Report was prepared by Matthu Beck
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1293 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB22-156 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB22-1370 Committee Discussion Only

HB22-1293 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:35:00 PM  

Representatives Daughterty and Van Winkle presented House Bill 22-1293 regarding medical record requests by attorneys.

01:39:24 PM  
Bridget Garcia, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

Ms. Garcia responded to questions from the committee.

01:43:25 PM  
Ms. Julie Whitacre,
representing the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, testified in support
of the bill.



Members of the panel responded to questions from the committee.




Written testimony
was submitted to the committee (Attachment A).
01:45:21 PM  
Representative Daughtery presented amendment L.001 (Attachment B).


01:50:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Ortiz
Seconded Kennedy
Baisley
Kennedy
McCormick
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Williams Excused
Ortiz
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:50:57 PM  
Representative Van Winkle and Representative Daugherty gave closing remarks on House Bill 22-1293.


01:54:13 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1293, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Ortiz
Seconded Soper
Baisley Yes
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville Yes
Sirota Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Williams Excused
Ortiz Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-156 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:54:21 PM  
Representatives Amabile and Young, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-156 regarding Medicaid prior authorization and the recovery of a payment.
02:05:51 PM  
Melissa Eddleman,
representing the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy Financing, testified
in support of the bill.

Senator Moe Keller, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support
of the bill. An informational handout was distributed to the committee
(Attachment C).

Ms. Allison Bratsch, representing COMBINE and Center for Resilience Strategies,
testified in support of the bill.



Members of the panel responded to questions from the committee.




Written testimony
was submitted to the committee (Attachment D).
02:18:47 PM  
Representative Young and Representative Amabile gave closing remarks on Senate Bill 22-156.


02:23:27 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-156 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Ortiz
Seconded Sirota
Baisley Yes
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville Yes
Sirota Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Williams Yes
Ortiz Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1370 - Committee Discussion Only


02:23:33 PM  
Representatives Jodeh and Sirota presented House Bill 22-1370 regarding coverage requirements for healthcare products.
02:45:58 PM  
The bill sponsors answered questions from the committee.
02:46:07 PM  

Lisbet Finseth, representing the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, testified in support of the bill. John Christen, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Lane Middleton, representing the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, testified in support of the bill. Members of the panel responded to questions from the committee.

03:09:15 PM  
Rachel Beck, representing the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition of the bill.
Adam Burg, representing the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.
Tammy Niederman, representing the Colorado State Association of Health Underwriters, testified in opposition to the bill.

Members of the panel responded to questions from the committee.

03:28:46 PM  
Dr. John Corboy, representing the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center at the University of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
Dr. Danielle McDermott, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Dr. Lauri Costello, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Dr. Emily Zadvorny, representing the Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in support of the bill.
03:42:45 PM  
Karlee Tebbutt, representing America's Health Insurance Plans, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mr. Jonathan Buxton, representing the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
Rachel Lee, representing CVS Health, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mrs. Amanda Massey, representing the Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in opposition to the bill. An informational packet was distributed (Attachment E).

Members of the panel responded to questions from the committee.

04:10:11 PM  
Ms. Katherine Connolly, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
04:10:24 PM  
Executive Director Kim Bimestefer, representing the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill.
Katie Baroway, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Mrs. Gretchen Mills, representing the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, testified in support of the bill.

Members of the panel responded to questions from the committee.

04:44:06 PM  
Katelin Lucariello, representing the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), testified to amend the bill.

Dr. Kavita Nair, representing self, testified to amend the bill.

04:52:16 PM  

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

05:00:17 PM  
Mrs. Heather Anderson, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Sarah Staron, representing Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.
Ms. Rebecca Gillett, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
05:10:35 PM  

Mrs. Marcee Aude, representing the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado and Wyoming, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Dana Bacon, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Angelique Espinoza, representing Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Kenneth Maestas, representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

05:24:07 PM  

Ms. Sara Froelich, representing the Chronic Care Collaborative, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Myra Hanson, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Rachel Peterson, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Linda Schiller, representing Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill. Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.

05:39:45 PM  

Commissioner Michael Conway, representing the Division of Insurance in the Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in support of the bill. Commissioner Conway answered questions from the committee.

 

Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment F).

05:59:57 PM  
Representative Jodeh and Representative Sirota gave final comments on House Bill 22-1370.
06:00:45 PM  

Representative Lontine laid the bill over to April 27th for action only.


06:02:57 PM   The committee adjourned.






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