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S_HHS_2021A 05/25/2021 02:03:08 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 05/25/2021
Attendance
Buckner X
Jaquez Lewis X
Kirkmeyer X
Simpson X
Smallwood *
Ginal X
Fields X
Time 02:03:08 PM to 04:46:09 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Fields
This Report was prepared by Ken Cole
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1198 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1171 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1005 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1305 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

HB21-1198 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:03:31 PM  

Senators Buckner and Kolker, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1198 and responded to questions. The bill repeals, reenacts, and expands hospital requirements around providing discount care to uninsured patients and moves regulatory authority over the program from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF).

02:12:46 PM  
Discussion continued.
02:18:19 PM  
Allison  Neswood,
Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP), testified in support of the bill.

02:22:22 PM  
Mrs. Nancy Dolson,
Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), testified in support
of the bill.



Ms. Neswood, CCLP, responded to questions.  
02:32:05 PM  
Allison Neswood, CCLP, continued to respond to questions. Nancy Dolson, HCPF, also responded to questions.
02:40:06 PM  
Miss Perla Rodriguez, Center for Health Progress, testified in support of the bill.
02:42:44 PM  
Samantha Stetz, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:46:28 PM  
Leslie Kalechman, American Association of Retired Persons Colorado, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
02:49:55 PM  
Allison Neswood, CCLP, responded to questions.
02:51:11 PM  
Ms. Kayla Frawley, Raise Colorado Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
02:54:36 PM  
Joshua Ewing, Colorado Hospital Association, testified to amend the bill and responded to questions.
03:09:33 PM  
Joe Caldwell, Chronic Care Collaborative, testified in support of the bill.
03:11:40 PM  
Mr. Daniel Vedra, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

Regina Stjernholm, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:17:10 PM  
Jennifer Goodrum, Colorado Dental Association, testified in a neutral position on the bill.

Ms. Adela Flores-Brennan, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.

03:26:02 PM  

Allison Neswood, CCLP, responded to questions.

Addiitional written testimony may be found at Attachment A.

 

03:27:37 PM  
Senators Buckner
and Kolker explained amendment L.008 and responded to questions.


03:32:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment B).
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood Excused
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:33:28 PM  
Senators Kolker and Buckner, co-prime sponsors, provided closing remarks.


03:39:17 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1198, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Simpson No
Smallwood Excused
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1171 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:41:45 PM  

Senators Buckner and Hisey, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1171 and responded to questions. The bill creates the kidney disease prevention and education task force. 

03:51:29 PM  
Ms. Lindsay Gill, American Kidney Fund, testified in support of the bill.
03:53:34 PM  
Mrs Melanie Litt, National Kodney Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
03:57:08 PM  
Dr Seth Levey, National Kidney Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
04:00:39 PM  
Mr. John Gutowski,
University of Colorado Hospital, testified in support of the bill and responded
to questions.  
04:10:06 PM  
Dr. Lilia Cervantes,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill and responded to
questions.

Additionnal testimony may be found at Attachment C.

04:18:44 PM  
Senators Buckner and Hisey, co-prime sponsors, provided closing remarks.


04:21:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1171 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1005 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


04:21:49 PM  
President Garcia,
prime sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1005 and responded to questions.
 
04:25:36 PM  
Ms. Andrea Stojsavljevic, Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:28:08 PM  
Dr. Colleen Casper, Colorado Nurses Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:30:45 PM  
Mr. Kevin Caudill, Colorado Hospital Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:33:32 PM  
Alyn Whelchel, Colorado
Academy of Physician Assistants, testified in support of the bill.


Additional testimony
may be found at Attachment D.
04:36:41 PM  

Senator Garcia provided closing remarks.



04:37:53 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1005 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Simpson Yes
Smallwood No
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1305 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


04:40:26 PM  
Senator Winter presented
the bill and responded to questions.



Dr. MIta Johnson, representing Colorado Association of Addiction Professionals,
testified in support of the bill.
04:43:47 PM  
Senator Winter presented
amendment L. 004 (Attachment E).


04:44:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment E).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:46:02 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1305, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Ginal
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


04:46:09 PM   The committee adjourned.






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