Senators Fields and Priola, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1103. The bill modifies mandatory insurance coverage provisions for colorectal cancer screening. State regulated health insurance plans are currently required to provide coverage for colorectal cancer screening in accordance with the U.S. Preventing Services Task Force (USPSTF); the bill adds a requirement that coverage be available for people beginning at age 45. In addition, for individuals at high risk for colon cancer, coverage must include a follow-up colonoscopy if results of a noninvasive test is abnormal.
There was no in-person testimony on the bill.
The following individuals submitted written testimony on HB 20-1103 (Attachment C):
Alba Wilson-Axpe, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
Andrea Dwye, Colorado Cancer Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
Martha Cox, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, testified in support of the bill.