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s_hhs_2017a_2017-02-09t13:32:32z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/09/2017

Location: LSB B

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-084



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment A). The Chair ru

Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment B). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment C). The motion p

Postpone Senate Bill 17-084 indefinitely using a r

Reconsider the previous motion. The motion failed

Refer Senate Bill 17-084, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS

PASS

FAIL

FAIL







01:32 PM -- SB 17-084



Senator Jahn, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-084. The bill prohibits a health insurer in the individual and small group markets from excluding or limiting coverage for a drug for an individual if:

        • the drug was covered at the time the individual enrolled in the health plan;
        • a health care provider continues to prescribe the drug for the individual; and
        • the drug is safe and effective, as determined by the prescribing health care provider.

In addition, a health insurer cannot increase a covered individual's copayment, coinsurance, or deductible for prescription drug benefits during the plan year or set limitations on maximum coverage for prescription drugs. If a health insurer uses a tiered formulary, it cannot move drugs to a disadvantaged tier if the three conditions listed above are met.



01:43 PM -- Dr. Robert Gross, University of Colorado School of Medicine, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Gross responded to questions from committee.



01:58 PM



Committee discussion and questions continued.



01:59 PM --
Charlie Sheffield, Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:05 PM -- Rachel Lee, CVS Health, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Lee responded to questions.



02:13 PM --
Patrick Boyle, Express Scripts, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:19 PM -- Denese Clark, Kaiser Permanente, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Clark responded to questions from the committee.



02:28 PM -- Marc Reese, Aetna Health Insurance, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Reese responded to questions from the committee.



02:37 PM --
Virginia Morrison Love, America's Health Insurance Plans, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Morrison Love responded to questions from the committee.



02:48 PM --
Dr. Lynn Parry, Colorado Medical Society, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Perry responded to questions from the committee.



02:53 PM --
R.J. Ours, American Cancer Society, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Ours responded to questions from the committee.



02:58 PM --
Sharon O'Hara, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, testified in support of the bill.



03:07 PM --
Mr. Sheffield returned to the table and responded to committee questions.



03:09 PM --
Diane Robinson, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Robinson responded to questions from the committee.





03:15 PM



The committee recessed.



03:29 PM



The committee reconvened. Senator Jahn made closing comments.



03:35 PM



Committee members commented on the bill. Amendments L.004 (Attachment A), L.005 (Attachment B), and L.006 (Attachment C) were distributed to the committee.



170209 AttachA.pdf170209 AttachA.pdf170209 AttachB.pdf170209 AttachB.pdf170209 AttachC.pdf170209 AttachC.pdf


BILL: SB17-084
TIME: 03:49:04 PM
MOVED: Aguilar
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment A). The Chair ruled that this amendment does not fit under the title of the bill.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Crowder
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Smallwood
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:


BILL: SB17-084
TIME: 03:51:00 PM
MOVED: Aguilar
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Crowder
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Smallwood
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB17-084
TIME: 03:51:40 PM
MOVED: Martinez Humenik
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment C). The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
No
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS


BILL: SB17-084
TIME: 03:53:36 PM
MOVED: Aguilar
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-084, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
No
Kefalas
No
Martinez Humenik
No
Smallwood
Yes
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: SB17-084
TIME: 03:54:55 PM
MOVED: Aguilar
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 17-084 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Crowder
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Smallwood
Final YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:


BILL: SB17-084
TIME: 03:57:01 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Reconsider the previous motion. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Kefalas
No
Martinez Humenik
No
Smallwood
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL














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