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S_HHS_2021A 05/17/2021 02:16:02 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 05/17/2021
Attendance
Buckner X
Jaquez Lewis X
Kirkmeyer X
Simpson X
Smallwood *
Ginal X
Fields X
Time 02:16:02 PM to 10:27:39 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Fields
This Report was prepared by Ken Cole
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1258 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1232 Lay Over

HB21-1258 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:16:20 PM  
Senators Buckner and Woodward,
co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1258. The bill establishes the
Temporary Youth Mental Health Services Program within the Office of Behavioral
Health (OBH) in the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS)
to
facilitate access to mental health services, including substance use disorder
services, for youth to respond to identified mental health needs, including
those needs that may have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
02:19:22 PM  
Debbie Stafford,
Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council and the Aurora Mental Health Center,
testified in support of the bill.
02:22:41 PM  

Brandon McManus, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:29:24 PM  
Ms. Leanne Rupp,
National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Colorado Chapter, testified
in support of the bill.



Mr. McManus and Ms, Stafford responded to questions.  

02:30:37 PM  
Liz Owens, OBH, testified
on behalf of Robert Werthwein, OBH, in support of the bill.  
02:34:27 PM  
Moe Keller, Mental
Health Colorado, testified to amend the bill.
02:38:13 PM  

Mr. Ethan Reed, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:40:17 PM  
Liz Owens, OBH, responded
to questions. Mr. Reed responded to questions.  
02:45:44 PM  

Steve Tool, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:48:17 PM  
Elsa Cavender, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.  Steve Tool also testified
as follow up to Ms. Cavender's testimony.



Ms. Cavender responded to questions.  

02:53:54 PM  
Dr. Lauren Eggerth,
Colorado Association of School-Based Health Care, testified in support
of the bill.
02:55:53 PM  
Marcy Campbell, Boulder
County Public Health, testified in support of the bill.
02:58:48 PM  
Stacee DeLisle, A
Kidz Clinic School Based Health Center, testified in support of the bill.
03:03:45 PM  
Elizabeth Emerson, Jacob Emerson Mental Health Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
03:06:48 PM  
Kelly Erb, Colorado
Rural Health Center, testified in support of the bill.  


Additional written
testimony may be found at Attachment A.
03:10:53 PM  
Senator Kirkmeyer
presented amendment L.005 (Attachment B). Senator Woodward, co-prime sponsor,
spoke in favor of the amendment. Senator Buckner spoke against the amendment.


03:15:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment B).
Moved Kirkmeyer
Seconded
Buckner No
Jaquez Lewis No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal No
Fields No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:16:35 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1258 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1232 - Lay Over


03:16:44 PM  
Senator Donovan,
prime sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1232.
The
bill directs the Commissioner of Insurance to develop a standardized health
insurance plan that private health insurance carriers must offer; sets
targets for premium rate reductions under the plan; and creates a process
by which providers may be required to accept rates established by state
regulators.

03:35:38 PM  
Hillary Jorgensen,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  
03:40:57 PM  
Karla Gonzales Garcia, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in support of the bill.
03:44:57 PM  
Adam Alleman, representing himself. testified in support of the bill.
03:47:26 PM  
Dr. Carlos Franco-Paredes, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:49:18 PM  
Ms. Ashley  Henshaw,
Stepping Stones Learning Center of Littleton and Good Business Colorado,
testified in support of the bill.

03:52:49 PM  
Dr. Wanda Venters, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:54:56 PM  
Dr.  Margaret
Reidy, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:58:16 PM  
Dr. Richard Zane, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:00:50 PM  
Mr. Michael Cancro, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill and responded to questions.
04:11:21 PM  
Mr. Cancro continued to respond to questions.
04:20:29 PM  
Discussion with Mr.
Cancro continued.  Dr. Zane and Dr. Reidy also responded to questions.
 
04:39:29 PM  
Discussion continued.
04:41:28 PM  
Daniel Moon, representing
himself, testified against the bill.  
04:46:51 PM  
Mike Ramseier, Kaiser Permanente, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:47:42 PM  
Dr. Dave Downs, Colorado
Medical Society, testified in opposition to the bill and responded to questions.




Dr. Moon and Mike Ramseier also responded to questions..
04:57:32 PM  
Discussion continued.
05:07:03 PM  
Discussion continued.
05:11:17 PM  
Dr. Patricia Weber,
Colorado Medical Society (CMS), testified in opposition to the bill.
05:12:32 PM  
John Conklin, CMS,
testified in opposition to the bill.
05:17:30 PM  
Dr. Drew Updike, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:20:47 PM  
Dr Michael Randle,
University of Colorado Health, testified against the bill and proposed
amendments to the bill.
05:23:24 PM  
 Mr. Conklin,
CMS, responded to questions.  Dr. Updike and Dr. Randle also responded
to questions.  
05:32:40 PM  
Discussion continued.
05:36:33 PM  
Katie Wolf, Colorado
Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:40:45 PM  
Ryan Simpson, Medical
Center of Aurora, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:43:33 PM  
Dr. Reginald Washington,
Presbyterian/St.Lukes/Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, testified in
opposition to the bill and responded to questions.

Mr. Simpson, Medical Center of Aurora, also responded to questions.  Committee
questions continued.
05:58:13 PM  
Amanda Massey, Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in opposition of the bill. Jeff Krawcek, representing Kaiser Permanente, testified in opposition to the bill. Dr Stuart Myers, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill. The panel responded to questions.
06:06:32 PM  
Tania Sundheim, HCA
Healthcare/Continental Division, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:10:49 PM  
Dr. Gary Ghiselli, Colorado Orthopaedic Society, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:15:41 PM  
Lauren Masias, Colorado
Competitive Council, testified against the bill.  
06:16:48 PM  
Joshua Ewing, Colorado
Hospital Association, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
06:20:31 PM  
Davis Hurley, Orthopedic
Centers of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:21:48 PM  
Mr. Randy Greenfield, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:25:11 PM  
Anneliese Steel, Colorado Concern, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:28:43 PM  
Clay Drake, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:32:34 PM  
Dr Aaron Rea, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:35:33 PM  
Dr. Mark Johnson,
CMS, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:39:03 PM  
Dr. Susan Bailey, American Medical Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:41:44 PM  
Dr. William McNitt, representing himself, testified to amend the bill.
06:43:56 PM  
Dr. Johnson responded to questions.
06:47:17 PM  
Mr. Chet Seward,
CMS, testified in opposition to the bill and discussed amending the bill.
 Mr. Seward also responded to questions.
06:53:19 PM  
Dr. Sami Diab, CMS,
testified in opposition to the bill.

06:57:23 PM  
Dr. Anna Whalen testified
against the bill.  
07:01:12 PM  
Dr Jeremy Lazarus,
CMS, testified in opposition to the bill.

07:04:21 PM  
Dr. Carolynn Francavilla,
CMS, testified in opposition to the bill.
07:09:24 PM  
Sandra Payne, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:09:43 PM  
Ms. Erin Miller, Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.
07:14:49 PM  
MS. Elizabeth Williamsberg, Elizabeth Williamsberg Photography & Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
07:17:30 PM  
Dr. Kyle Leggott, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
07:20:34 PM  
Dr. Lauri Costello,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:23:20 PM  
Macon Fessenden, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
07:26:05 PM  
Dr Carolyn Dresler,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:28:53 PM  
Mrs. Melissa Hampton, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:32:01 PM  
Mr. Ross Brooks, Access to Affordable Healthcare and Insurance, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
07:38:19 PM  
Mr Colin McIntosh, Sheet & Giggles and Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
07:40:48 PM  
Mrs. Maureen Hinkle, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:43:38 PM  
Ms.. Jennifer Roberts,
Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
07:46:38 PM  
Rayna Hetlage, Center for Health Progress, testified in support of the bill by reading testimony from Allison .
07:48:31 PM  
Carly Weisenberg
read testimony prepared by Morgan Hungenberg, representing herself, who
was unable to attend the meeting.
07:51:44 PM  
Ms. Roberts, Colorado
Cross Disability Coalition, responded to questions.
07:56:29 PM  
 Dr. Qaisar
Khan, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:59:55 PM  
Laura Packard, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
08:02:02 PM  
Rachel Stewart, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
08:05:50 PM  
Allison Neswood, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
08:09:07 PM  
Lindsey Vigoda, Small Business Majority, testified in support of the bill.
08:11:40 PM  
Ms. Angelique Espinoza, Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions. Ms. Neswood also responded to questions.
08:18:26 PM  
Adam Fox, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.
08:22:44 PM  
Rayna Hetlage, Center for Health Progress, testified in support of the bill.
08:23:51 PM  
Beth Dombroski, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. Fox responded to questions.

08:33:27 PM  
Ms. Sarita Parikh, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
08:37:18 PM  
Mr. JP Wieske, The Health Benefits Institute, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:39:39 PM  
Mrs. Danielle Young-Kombo, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
08:42:41 PM  
Mr. Wieske, The Health
Benefits Institute, responded to questions.  
08:46:34 PM  
Mr. Chris Brown, Common Sense Institute, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
08:50:08 PM  
Commissioner Beth Melton, representing CCAT, testified in support of the bill.
08:54:33 PM  
Laura Rizzo, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:56:46 PM  
Sara Orrange, America's Health Insurance Plans, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:59:27 PM  
Commissioner Tamara Pogue, CCAT/ Summit County, testified in support of the bill.
09:02:33 PM  
Dr. Michael Pramenko,
CMS and Monument Health, testified in opposition to the bill.
09:04:46 PM  
Monique McCollum, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
09:07:22 PM  
Monica Van Buskirk,
Connect for Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill and responded
to questions.
09:12:23 PM  
Commissioner of Insurance Michael Conway testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
09:22:42 PM  
Discussion continued.

09:32:54 PM  
Discussion continued.
 
09:42:12 PM  
Discussion continued.
09:44:34 PM  
Discussion continued.
09:52:22 PM  
Discussion continued.
 
10:02:57 PM  
Discussion continued.
Additional written testimony may be found at Attachment C.  
10:24:45 PM  
Senator Fields closed testimony. Senator Donovan asked that the bill be laid over. Senator Fields approved the request.
01:15:58 AM  
Discussion continued.



Additional witness
testimony may be found at attachment C.


10:27:39 PM   The committee adjourned.






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