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FA3913A827673F418725851C000B019B Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1158

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Feb 27, 2020      
Location Old Supreme Court Chamber



HB20-1158 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


07:00:23 PM  

Senators Winter and Fenberg, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1158.  The bill requires that all Division of Insurance (DOI) regulated health benefit plans provide coverage for the diagnosis of and treatment for infertility and standard fertility preservation services, which are defined in the bill. The bill specifies that this includes four completed oocyte retrievals with unlimited embryo transfers in accordance with the guidelines of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine using single embryo transfer when recommended and medically appropriate. Health benefits plans may not impose restrictions or cost-sharing requirements that are different from those imposed on benefits for other medications and services covered under the plan that are not related to fertility.

07:05:50 PM  

Dr. Richard Vigh, representing himself, testified against the bill.  Committee questions followed.

07:14:32 PM  

Dr. Laxmi Kondapalli, Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine and Colorado Fertility Advocates, testified in support of the bill.

07:21:02 PM  

Crystal Wilson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

07:26:16 PM  

Shannon Grey, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

07:30:39 PM  

Nicole Mallery, Denver Sister Circle, testified in support of the bill.

07:35:52 PM  

Carey Rutledge, Colorado Fertility Advocates, testified in support of the bill.

07:40:11 PM  

Valeria Pernal, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

07:44:15 PM  

Senator Winter discussed amendments L.003 and L.004 (Attachments B and C).



07:44:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B).
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Crowder
Ginal
Smallwood
Winter
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:45:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment C).
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Crowder
Ginal
Smallwood
Winter
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:51:29 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1158, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Ginal Yes
Smallwood No
Winter Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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