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213E3F9886DA8630872583E0000EB661 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-005

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Apr 17, 2019      
Location HCR 0107



SB19-005 - Lay Over

08:40:45 PM  
Representative Jaquez Lewis, bill sponsor,
presented Senate BIll 19-005 to the committee.  The bill requires
the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to design a wholesale
importation program for prescription pharmaceutical products from Canada
and, subject to federal approval, to implement this program, making wholesale
imported prescription pharmaceutical products from Canada available to
Colorado consumers.  The bill specifies certain safety, quality, and
pricing requirements that must be met by the program.  The bill sponsor
responded to committee questions.
09:04:03 PM  

Gail DeVore, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment N).  George Karavetsos, Partnership for Safe Medicines, testified in opposition to the bill.  Andrea Thomas, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Jennifer Churchfield, Front Range Pharmalogic, testified in opposition to the bill.  Jo Hubchik, Chronic Care Collaborative, testified in support of the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.  

09:32:28 PM  

Ruth Parker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  James Clark, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  Krista McPherson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment O).  Brandt Wilkins, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.  

09:55:22 PM  

Dana Malik, Pharmacuetical Research and Manufacturers of America, testified in opposition to the bill.  Dr. Kristina Acri, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Leah Lindahl, Healthcare Distribution Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.  John Head, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.  

10:48:48 PM  

Brendan Thompson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  Shirley Leow, AARP - Colorado, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment P).  Marilyn Hughes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Virginia Gebhart, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

11:01:19 PM  

Sergeant Marc Snowden, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, testified in opposition to the bill.  Emily Roberts, Colorado Bioscience Association, testified in opposition to the bill.  Nick Colglazier, Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition to the bill.  Amy Lyons, Bristol Meyers Squibb, testified in opposition to the bill.  Bill Skewes, Colorado Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.

11:25:15 PM  

Ed Shakelford, Ageing Adults Analytics, testified in support of the bill.  Diane Robinson, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.  Cathy Traugott, HCPF, testified in support of the bill.  Paul Ritzma, HCPF, testified in support of the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.

11:48:08 PM  

Four handouts were distrbuted to committee members (Attachments Q, R, S, and T).  Representative Lontine laid the bill over for action.






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