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0F41FB34D95871D08725850C00760BF0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1158

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Feb 12, 2020      
Location Old State Library



HB20-1158 - Referred to House Appropriations


02:29:24 PM  

Representative Lontine recessed the committee.  

02:31:39 PM  

The committee came back to order.

02:32:03 PM  

Representative Tipper and Representative Herod, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1158 to the committee. 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.  Health benefit 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.

02:37:57 PM  

Representative Lontine proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

02:41:02 PM  

Karlee Tebbutt, Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in a neutral position on the bill.  Ms. Tebbutt responded to committee questions.

02:51:03 PM  

Betsy Campbell, Resolve, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Sara Barton, CCRM, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Leslie Appiah, University of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Anthony Bevill, representing himself and Colorado Fertility Advocates, testified in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.

03:17:32 PM  

Valeria Pernas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Carley Rutledge, Colorado Fertility Advocates and the Rutledge Foundation, testified in support of the bill.  Crystal Wilson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.

03:32:49 PM  

Lieu Luong, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Tina Nelson, Resolve, testified in support of the bill.  Eric Gosso, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:43:15 PM  

Nicole Mallery, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Sara Barton came back to the table to respond to committee questions.

03:51:40 PM  

The bill sponsors gave closing remarks on the bill.  Committee members commented on the bill.  Written testimony on the bill was submitted for the record (Attachment R).



04:08:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1158 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Jackson
Baisley Yes
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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