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4AC5F6CD6ECAA4B08725881700785D3F Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1198

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Apr 1, 2022      
Location HCR 0112



HB22-1198 - Postponed Indefinitely


03:54:46 PM  
The committee recessed.
03:56:37 PM  
The committee came back to order.
03:59:54 PM  

Representative Baisley, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1198, concerning requirements for organizations operating medical expense sharing programs in Colorado. The bill establishes requirements for medical expense sharing programs, provides the Attorney General with oversight and enforcement authority, and exempts medical expense sharing programs from insurance laws and rules. Representative Baisley provided a handout to the committee (Attachment Z). Representative Baisley responded to questions from the committee.

04:11:27 PM  

Keith Hopkinson, representing the Christian Healthcare Ministries, testified in opposition to the bill. Debra Judy, representing the Division of Insurance in the Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Bethany Pray, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Isabel Cruz, representing the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Dana Bacon, representing the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, testified in opposition to the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

04:31:20 PM  
Mr. Stuart Lark,
representing the Christian Care Ministry, testified in support of the bill.



Ms.  Lindsey  Swindle, representing the Christian Care Ministry
and Medi-Share, testified in support of the bill.



Mr. Joel Noble, representing the Samaritan Ministries, Int., testified
in support of the bill.



Mrs. Katy Talento, representing Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries,
testified in support of the bill.



The panelists responded to questions from the committee.



Written testimony was provided to the committee (Attachment AA).
04:48:12 PM  
Representative Baisley made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


04:56:31 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1198 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Baisley
Seconded Geitner
Baisley Yes
Geitner No
Kennedy No
McCormick No
Mullica No
Neville No
Sirota No
Titone No
Williams No
Ortiz No
Lontine No
YES: 1   NO: 10   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


04:56:55 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 22-1198 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.
Moved Ortiz
Seconded Sirota
Baisley No
Geitner Yes
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville Yes
Sirota Yes
Titone Yes
Williams Yes
Ortiz Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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