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CA6CB773057B4090872583AF000449BF Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1168

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Feb 27, 2019      
Location Old State Library



HB19-1168 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

05:46:56 PM  
Representative Lontine recessed the committee.
05:55:22 PM  
Representative Lontine called the meeting
back to order.  
05:58:42 PM  
Representative McCluskie and Representative
Rich, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1168 to the committee.  
The
bill requires the Commissioner of Insurance in the Department of Regulatory
Agencies (DORA) to seek a State Innovation Waiver under the federal Affordable
Care Act to create a state reinsurance program in Colorado.  If federal
approval is granted, the reinsurance program will apply to 2020 health
plans sold on the individual health insurance market.
 Amendments
L.001 and L.002 were distributed to the committee (Attachments O and P).
 The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
06:05:51 PM  

Michael Conway, Insurance Commissioner, Division of Insurance, presented to the committee regarding the bill.  A copy of his presentation was distributed to the committee (Attachment Q).

06:34:50 PM  

Commissioner Conway responded to committee questions regarding the bill.

06:46:17 PM  
Committee discussion continued with Commissioner Conway.
06:55:21 PM  
James Kiser, Montrose Memorial Hospital,
testified remotely in opposition to the bill.  
07:07:16 PM  
David Ressler, Aspen Valley Hospital District, testified remotely in opposition to the bill.
07:12:23 PM  
The witnesses responded to committee questions.
07:16:15 PM  
Chris McDowell, Valley Health Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.
07:20:32 PM  
Janie Wade, SCL Health, testified in opposition to the bill.
07:26:42 PM  
Katherine Mulready, Colorado Hospital Association,
testified in opposition to the bill.
07:33:33 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
07:50:58 PM  
John Leavitt, representing himself, testified
in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Leavitt responded to committee questions.
 
08:08:30 PM  
John Conklin, Colorado Medical Society,
testified in a neutral position on the bill.
08:14:53 PM  

Richard Orf, Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in a neutral position on the bill.

08:17:50 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
08:19:13 PM  
Carrie Brown, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
08:23:27 PM  
Tom Davidson, Summit County Commissioner,
testified in support of the bill.
08:31:04 PM  
Dennis McMahon, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.
08:39:09 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
08:42:47 PM  

Richard Cimino, Counties and Commissioners Acting Together, testified in support of the bill with amendments.

08:45:58 PM  

Matt Scherr, Eagle County Commissioner, testified in support of the bill with amendments.

08:48:42 PM  
Jo Hubchik, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, testified in support of the bill.
08:53:13 PM  
Kevin Patterson, Connect for Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
08:55:57 PM  
Cindy Bargell, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
08:59:33 PM  
Gloria Stroh, Colorado Care Workers Unite, testified in support of the bill.
09:02:19 PM  

Javier Gasper-Gutierrez, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

09:07:22 PM  

Tamara Drangstveit, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

09:09:50 PM  
Sarah Vaine, Summit County, testified in support of the bill.
09:13:15 PM  
Brynne Goldberg, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
09:17:29 PM  
Bill Lindsay, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
09:20:49 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
09:25:26 PM  
Debra Judy, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.
09:28:20 PM  
Bethany Pray, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
09:30:59 PM  

Hillary Jorgensen, Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

09:34:35 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.


09:38:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment O).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Jaquez Lewis
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Larson
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:39:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment P).
Moved Soper
Seconded Jaquez Lewis
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Larson
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
09:39:19 PM  
Representatives McCluskie and Rich gave closing remarks on the bill.
09:46:32 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


10:04:40 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1168, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Seconded Jaquez Lewis
Baisley No
Beckman Excused
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Larson No
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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