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CA7137564A0651E1872583BC006355A0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-004

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 13, 2019      
Location SCR 354



SB19-004 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


12:05:01 PM  

Senator Danielson, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-004.  This bill requires the Department of Personnel and Administration (DPA) to explore and, if feasible, develop and implement a one-year pilot program in Eagle and Garfield counties to provide access to 100 individuals to participate in group medical benefit plans (not including dental or vision coverage) offered to state employees for the 2019-20 plan year.

To be eligible for the pilot program, an individual must reside in the portions of Eagle or Garfield counties within the service area of the group medical benefit plans offered through the pilot program and have a household income between 400 and 500 percent of the federal poverty line (FPL).

The bill also modernizes laws authorizing health care cooperatives in the state to incorporate consumer protections and collective rate negotiations.

12:06:38 PM  

Commissioner Michael Conway, DOI, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.

12:10:30 PM  
Commission Richard Cimino, Grand County Board of County
Commmissioners, testified in support of the bill.
12:10:31 PM  

Senator Donovan distributed and discussed amendment L.003 (Attachment A).



12:21:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment A).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Crowder
Donovan
Smallwood
Pettersen
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:22:02 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-004, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Donovan Yes
Smallwood No
Pettersen Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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