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923183A7731FA595872586A2006C9E79 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1140

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Mar 24, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



HB21-1140 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:46:26 PM  
Representative Arndt,
bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1140.  The bill requires state-regulated
health insurance plans issued on or after January 1, 2022, to provide coverage
for health care services related to organ donation for covered individuals
acting as a living donor.  The insurance plan must cover the full
cost of these services without requiring any cost sharing, and may not
impose waiting periods or other limitations on this coverage.  The
Commissioner of Insurance is directed to adopt rules as necessary to implement
the requirement.


Beginning January
1, 2022, hospitals and other licensed health facilities may not charge
a living organ donor for any costs associated with organ donation.  
01:51:56 PM  
The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee.
01:53:27 PM  
Representative Arndt
distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment F).
01:54:42 PM  
Thomas de Herrera, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:01:16 PM  
The witness and bill
sponsor responded to questions from the committee.
02:05:03 PM  
The witness continued to respond to questions from the committee.
02:07:48 PM  
Representative Arndt
introduced and explained amendment L.001 (Attachment G).


02:08:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment G).
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Titone
Baisley
Williams D.
Hanks
Jackson
Kennedy
McCormick
Mullica
Neville
Ortiz
Titone
Van Beber
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:09:12 PM  
Representative Arndt
made closing comments on the bill.
02:09:24 PM  
Committee members
closing comments on the bill.


02:14:18 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1140, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Titone
Baisley Yes
Williams D. No
Hanks Yes
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Ortiz Yes
Titone Yes
Van Beber Excused
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Excused
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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