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BA518B5F15A59FC6872586DA0078B469 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1297

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date May 19, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



HB21-1297 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

03:58:27 PM  
Representative Hooton introduced House Bill 21-1297, Pharmacy Benefit Manager and Insurer Requirements. The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee.

Amendments L.008 and L.009 were provided to the committee (Attachments A and B).

04:10:12 PM  
Christy Chase, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions from the committee.
04:19:51 PM  
Matt Pagnotti, representing Vivent Health, testified in support of the bill.
Barb Cardell, representing Colorado Organizations and Individuals Responding to HIV/AIDS (CORA), testified in support of the bill.
Ky Davis, representing RxPlus Pharmacies, testified in support of the bill.
Tom Davis, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

04:43:13 PM  
Dr. Emily Zadvorny, representing the Colorado Pharmacist Society, testified in support of the bill.
04:47:47 PM  
Tony Gagliardi, representing the National Federal of Independent Business (NFIB), testified in support of the bill.
04:50:55 PM  
Lucas Smith, representing RxPlus Pharmacies, testified in support of the bill.
04:55:34 PM  
Evan Slater, representing Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, testified in support of the bill.
04:58:55 PM  
Mr. Slater and Mr. Gagliardi responded to questions from the committee.
05:01:24 PM  
Tracy Russell, representing Cover My Meds, testified in support of the bill.
Selena Owen, representing RxPlus Pharmacies, testified in support of the bill.
Jessalyn Hampton, representing the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, testified in support of the bill.
05:14:02 PM  
Patrick Boyle, representing the Pharmacy Care Management Association, testified on the bill from a neutral position.
05:18:14 PM  
Rachel Lee, representing CVS Health, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Lee provided a handout to the committee (Attachment C).
05:20:39 PM  
Mr. Boyle and Ms. Lee responded to questions from the committee.
05:30:24 PM  
Virginia Love, representing Americas Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), testified in opposition to the bill.
05:34:05 PM  
Karlee Tebbutt, representing the Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:36:14 PM  
Additional written
testimony that was submitted to the committee for consideration is provided
as Attachment D.
05:37:24 PM  
The bill sponsor
and committee members discussed the proposed amendments.


05:40:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008
Moved Lontine
Seconded Titone
Baisley
Hanks
Jackson
Kennedy
McCormick
McKean
Mullica
Ortiz
Soper
Titone
Williams
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:43:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009
Moved Lontine
Seconded Titone
Baisley
Hanks
Jackson
Kennedy
McCormick
McKean
Mullica
Ortiz
Soper
Titone
Williams
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:43:17 PM  
The bill sponsor and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


05:47:09 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1297, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Titone
Baisley No
Hanks No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
McKean No
Mullica Yes
Ortiz Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Williams No
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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