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H_HI_2022A 04/13/2022 01:34:29 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date 04/13/2022
Attendance
Amabile *
Baisley X
Catlin X
Kennedy *
Mullica X
Neville X
Sirota X
Titone X
Williams X
Ortiz X
Lontine X
Time 01:34:29 PM to 06:04:01 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Lontine
This Report was prepared by Matthu Beck
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1284 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB22-1285 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB22-1325 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

HB22-1284 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

01:34:48 PM  
Majority Leader Esgar and Representative Catlin presented House Bill 22-1284 regarding health insurance surprise billing protections.
01:42:16 PM  

Commissioner Michael Conway, representing the Division of Insurance in the Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in support of the bill.

01:45:03 PM  
Ms. Bethany Pray, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
Danielle DuChateau, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Mr. Stuart Jenkins, representing Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
Sarah Staron, representing Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.
01:56:58 PM  
A graphic was distributed to the committee (Attachment A).
01:58:25 PM  

Mr. Sean Vlasity, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Neal O'Connor, representing the American College of Emergency Physicians - Colorado Chapter, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Ramnik Dhaliwal, representing the American College of Emergency Physicians - Colorado Chapter, testified in support of the bill. Dr. David Friedenson, representing the American College of Emergency Physicians - Colorado Chapter, testified to amend the bill. Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.

02:13:09 PM  

Mrs. Amanda Massey, representing the Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified to amend the bill. Karlee Tebbutt, representing America's Health Insurance Plans, testified to amend the bill. Ms. Megan Axelrod, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified to amend the bill. Marc Reece, representing CVS Health, was available to answer committee questions.

02:23:04 PM  
Adam Fox, representing
the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.




Written testimony
was submitted to the committee (Attachment B).


02:28:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Neville
Amabile
Baisley
Catlin
Kennedy
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Titone
Williams
Ortiz
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:32:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment D) to amend amendment L.003 (Attachment E).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Ortiz
Amabile
Baisley
Catlin
Kennedy
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Titone
Williams
Ortiz
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:32:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 as amended.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Ortiz
Amabile
Baisley
Catlin
Kennedy
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Titone
Williams
Ortiz
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:34:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment F).
Moved Ortiz
Seconded Sirota
Amabile
Baisley
Catlin
Kennedy
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Titone
Williams
Ortiz
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:35:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment G).
Moved Ortiz
Seconded Sirota
Amabile
Baisley
Catlin
Kennedy
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Titone
Williams
Ortiz
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:37:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment H).
Moved Ortiz
Seconded Sirota
Amabile
Baisley
Catlin
Kennedy
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Titone
Williams
Ortiz
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:41:35 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1284, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Catlin
Seconded Ortiz
Amabile Yes
Baisley Yes
Catlin Yes
Kennedy Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville Yes
Sirota Yes
Titone Yes
Williams Yes
Ortiz Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1285 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:41:40 PM  
The committee went on a recess.
02:46:03 PM  
The committee returned from recess.
02:46:11 PM  

Representative Neville and Majority Leader Esgar presented House Bill 22-1285, concerning a prohibition against a hospital taking certain debt collection actions against a patient if the hospital is not in compliance with hospital price transparency laws.

02:47:26 PM  
A fiscal note memorandum was distributed to the committee (Attachment I).
02:52:12 PM  
Sponsors answered questions from the committee. A letter from the Colorado Hospital Association was distributed to the committee (Attachment J).
02:54:21 PM  
Jackie Zheleznyak, representing Denver Health, testified in opposition to the bill.
Thomas Donohoe, representing SCL Health/Intermountain Health, testified to amend the bill.
Ms. Candice Hoshi, representing UCHealth, testified in opposition to the bill.

Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.

03:03:36 PM  

Mrs. Katherine Mulready, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified to amend the bill. Angelina Salazar, representing self, testified to amend the bill. Kelly Erb, representing the Colorado Rural Health Center, testified to amend the bill. Robert Morasko, representing the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, testified to amend the bill. Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.

03:38:33 PM  

Nancy Dolson, representing the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Isabel Cruz, representing the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Bethany Pray, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill. David Kochel, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

03:50:32 PM  

Ilaria Santangelo, representing PatientRightsAdvocate.org, testified in support of the bill. An informational packet was distributed (Attachment K). Michael Patton, representing Health Rosetta, testified in support of the bill. Cynthia Fisher, representing PatientRightsAdvocate.org, testified in support of the bill. Robert Smith, representing the Colorado Business Group on Health, testified in support of the bill. Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.

04:07:34 PM  

Ms. Claire Brockbank, representing the Peak Health Alliance, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. David Silverstein, representing self, testified in support of the bill.



Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.




Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment L).



04:32:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment M).
Moved Neville
Seconded Ortiz
Amabile
Baisley
Catlin
Kennedy
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Titone
Williams
Ortiz
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:33:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment N).
Moved Neville
Seconded Ortiz
Amabile
Baisley
Catlin
Kennedy
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Titone
Williams
Ortiz
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:34:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment O).
Moved Neville
Seconded Ortiz
Amabile
Baisley
Catlin
Kennedy
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Titone
Williams
Ortiz
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:34:26 PM  
Majority Leader Esgar and Representative Neville gave closing remarks on House Bill 22-1285.


04:40:53 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1285, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Neville
Seconded Baisley
Amabile Yes
Baisley Yes
Catlin Yes
Kennedy Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville Yes
Sirota Yes
Titone Yes
Williams Yes
Ortiz Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1325 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

04:41:04 PM  
Representative Caraveo
and Representative Kennedy presented House Bill 22-1325 alternative payment
models for primary care. An informational handout was distributed (Attachment
P).
05:06:19 PM  
The bill sponsors answered questions from the committee.
05:06:28 PM  

Tara Smith, representing the Division of Insurance in the Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Smith answered questions from the committee.

05:28:29 PM  
Mrs. Amanda Massey, representing the Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in opposition to the bill.
Karlee Tebbutt, representing America's Health Insurance Plans, testified in opposition to the bill.

Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.

05:38:19 PM  
Ms. Isabel Cruz, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Mr. Stuart Jenkins, representing Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
Dr. Stephanie Gold, representing the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, testified in support of the bill.

Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment Q).



05:52:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment R) to amend L.001 (Attachment S).
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Ortiz
Amabile
Baisley
Catlin
Kennedy
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Titone
Williams
Ortiz
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:54:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001, as amended by L.003.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Ortiz
Amabile
Baisley
Catlin
Kennedy
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Titone
Williams
Ortiz
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:58:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment T).
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Ortiz
Amabile
Baisley
Catlin
Kennedy
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Titone
Williams
Ortiz
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:58:57 PM  

Representative Baisley presented L.002 (Attachment U). The amendment was ruled a settled question and not taken up.

06:00:04 PM  
Representative Kennedy and Representative Caraveo gave closing remarks on House Bill 22-1325.


06:03:54 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1325, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Ortiz
Amabile Yes
Baisley No
Catlin No
Kennedy Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Sirota Yes
Titone Yes
Williams No
Ortiz Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:04:01 PM   The committee adjourned.






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