Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu

H_HIE_2018A 05/03/2018 02:35:17 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT
Date 05/03/2018
Attendance
Beckman X
Buckner X
Covarrubias X
Hooton *
Humphrey X
Jackson X
Kennedy *
Landgraf X
Lontine X
Ransom *
Wilson *
Esgar X
Ginal X
Time 02:35:17 PM to 05:35:13 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Ginal
This Report was prepared by Jimmy Reed
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1431 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1399 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1370 Postponed Indefinitely
SB18-022 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1438 Postponed Indefinitely

HB18-1431 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:36:45 PM  

Representative Ginal, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1431.  The bill repeals, relocates, and amends certain provisions of statute related to managed care under the Medicaid program.

02:39:15 PM  
Gretchen Hammer, representing the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill.
02:41:32 PM  
Ms. Hammer responded to committee questions.
02:45:03 PM  
Representative Esgar concluded witness testimony.
02:48:40 PM  
Representative Ginal made concluding remarks and responded to committee questions.
02:51:40 PM  
Ms. Hammer returned to the table to respond to committee questions.


02:53:48 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1431 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Ginal
Seconded Lontine
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Jackson Excused
Kennedy Excused
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Wilson Excused
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



02:35:19 PM
Representative Ginal called the meeting to order and made a few announcements.



HB18-1399 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:54:18 PM  

Testimony for House Bill 18-1399 was heard on May 1, 2018 during the House Health, Insurance, and Environment committee meeting.  The bill requires the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to establish rules on the evacuation of surgical smoke during surgery. 



03:01:02 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1399 indefinitely.
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Covarrubias
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Excused
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom Yes
Wilson Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1370 - Postponed Indefinitely


03:01:16 PM  

Testimony for House Bill 18-1370 was heard on April 19, 2018 during the House Health, Insurance, and Environment committee meeting.  The bill limits the ability of health insurers to modify coverage for prescription drugs after the start of the year for a health plan.



03:04:55 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1370 indefinitely.
Moved Esgar
Seconded Lontine
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom Yes
Wilson Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-022 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:05:05 PM  

Representatives Pettersen and Kennedy, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-022 to the committee.  The bill limits, with certain exceptions, the number of opioid pills prescribed to a seven-day supply with one seven-day refill.  Amendments L.019 and L.020 were distributed [Attachments A and B].  A handout was distributed to the committee [Attachment C].

03:09:23 PM  
Representatives Kennedy and Pettersen responded to committee questions.
03:21:41 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
03:25:22 PM  

Dr. Gina Carr, representing the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, testified in support of the bill.

03:32:03 PM  
Dr. Scott Bainbridge, representing the Colorado Pain Society and the Colorado Medical Society, testified in support of the bill.
03:34:55 PM  

Dr. Donald Stader, representing the Colorado Medical Society and the American College of Emergency Physicians, testified in support of the bill.

03:36:06 PM  

Dr. Robert Valuck, representing the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, testified in support of the bill.

03:37:39 PM  
Dr. Valuck and Dr. Bainbridge responded to committee questions.
03:44:20 PM  
Katie Waugaman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:46:47 PM  

Dr. Will French, representing the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, testified in support of the bill.

03:50:23 PM  
Jennifer Goodrum, representing the Colorado Dental Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:51:59 PM  
Lindsey Myers, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill.
03:52:58 PM  
Jeanette Hensley, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
03:57:16 PM  
Dr. French and Ms. Goodrum responded to committee questions.
04:03:04 PM  
Dr. Valuck returned to the table to respond to committee questions.
04:06:38 PM  
Francesca Maes, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.
04:07:34 PM  
Dr. Bainbridge returned to the table to respond to committee questions.
04:09:48 PM  
Representative Ginal concluded witness testimony.
04:13:05 PM  

Representatives Kennedy and Pettersen responded to committee questions.

04:17:07 PM  

Committee discussion persued concerning amendments L.019 and L.020 [Attachments A and B].



04:17:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.019 [Attachment A].
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Esgar
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Hooton
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Wilson
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:17:56 PM  
Representatives Pettersen and Kennedy made concluding remarks.


04:17:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.020 [Attachment B].
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Ginal
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Hooton
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Wilson
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:23:57 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


04:27:23 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-022, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Esgar
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias No
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Wilson Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1438 - Postponed Indefinitely


04:27:36 PM  

Representative Esgar, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1438 to the committee.  The bill limits patients' out-of-pocket cost for reproductive health services covered under an individual or group health insurance plan, and expands reproductive health coverage under Medicaid.

04:33:19 PM  

Representative Esgar responded to questions from the committee regarding the bill.

04:43:19 PM  

Karla Gonzalez Garcia, representing Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in support of the bill (Attachment D).

04:46:09 PM  
Gena Ozols, representing NARAL, testified in support of the bill.
04:50:47 PM  
Kate Coleman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:51:24 PM  
Representative Esgar responded to committee questions.
04:54:57 PM  

Elizabeth Hinkley, representing the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

04:57:01 PM  
Ashley Wheeland, representing the Colorado Women's Union, testified in support of the bill.
04:58:13 PM  
Amira Perryman, representing New Era Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:01:06 PM  
Ms. Hinkley and Ms. Wheeland responded to committee questions.
05:10:30 PM  
Dr. Lori Thorndike, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:11:14 PM  

Neha Mahajan, representing Nine-to-Five Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

05:14:53 PM  
Reverend Amanda Henderson, representing
the Interfaith Alliance, testified in support of the bill.  
05:18:36 PM  

Jill Wildenberg, representing the Interfaith Alliance, testified in support of the bill.

05:21:51 PM  

Eddie Soto, representing Servicios De La Raza, testified in support of the bill.

05:24:19 PM  
Laura Rossbert, representing United Methodist Church, testified in support of the bill.
05:26:17 PM  
Representative Ginal concluded witness testimony.
05:28:09 PM  
Representative Esgar responded to committee questions.
05:28:46 PM  
Representative Esgar made concluding remarks.


05:34:42 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1438 indefinitely.
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Esgar
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom Yes
Wilson Yes
Esgar No
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:35:13 PM   Committee Adjourned






COVID-19 Resources
2021 Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book)
NORTH ENTRANCE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.  TO ENTER THE CAPITOL, USE THE SOUTH ENTRANCE, UNDER THE STAIRS, AT 14th AVENUE AND SHERMAN STREET.