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h_sa_2016a_2016-05-04t10:58:37z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 05/04/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-162



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone Senate Bill 16-162 indefinitely. The mot

Refer Senate Bill 16-162 to the Committee of the W
PASS

FAIL







12:05 PM -- SB16-162



Representatives Melton and Sias, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 16-162 to the committee. Currently Medicaid recipients are not responsible for any remaining costs after payment by Medicaid, Medicare or a private insurer if the services are eligible for reimbursement under Medicaid. This limitation applies regardless of whether or not the provider is enrolled as a Medicaid provider. Under this bill, Medicaid recipients are not responsible for any remaining costs, only if the services are rendered by a Medicaid provider. Correspondingly, a Medicaid recipient may elect under the bill to receive and pay for services from a medical provider that is not enrolled in Medicaid.



Committee members discussed the bill with Representatives Melton and Sias.



12:11 PM --
A.W. Schnellbacher, representing AARP Colorado, testified against the bill and responded to committee member questions.



12:14 PM --
Jean Nofles, representing AARP Colorado, testified against the bill.



12:18 PM --
Rich Sokol, representing Colorado Access to Healthcare, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.



12:26 PM --
Erin Miller, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified against the bill and responded to committee member questions.



12:29 PM --
Zach Lynkiewicz, representing the Department of Health Care Policy and Finance, testified against the bill and responded to committee member questions.





12:39 PM



Representatives Melton and Sias wrapped up their presentation of the bill.

BILL: SB16-162
TIME: 12:41:35 PM
MOVED: Neville P.
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-162 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 4-5.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
Foote
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Primavera
No
Tyler
No
Wist
Yes
Lontine
No
Ryden
No
YES: 4 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL






BILL: SB16-162
TIME: 12:45:52 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 16-162 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Foote
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Neville P.
No
Primavera
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Wist
No
Lontine
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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