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CE357C9B5FA2A5168725899C00676D8C Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB23-195

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 25, 2023      
Location HCR 0107



SB23-195 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


12:49:44 PM  
The committee recessed.
12:50:06 PM  
The committee came
back to order.
12:50:34 PM  
Representative Jodeh and Representative Pugliese, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-195, concerning the calculation of contributions toward an insured's required cost sharing under a health benefit plan. The bill requires health insurance plans to include any payments made by the covered person or on their behalf when calculating their total contribution towards meeting cost-sharing requirements.
12:56:34 PM  
Stacy Hodgson, representing
the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, testified in support of the bill.
 




Kerri Cechovic,
representing the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center, testified in
support of the bill.  




Melissa Horn,
representing the Arthritis Foundation, testified in support of the bill.




Perry Jowsey,
representing the Colorado Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation,
testified in support of the bill.  




The panelists
responded to questions from the committee.
01:11:14 PM  
Patrick Boyle, representing the Pharmacy Care Management Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

Brandon Arnold, representing the Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in opposition to the bill.

Karlee Tebbutt, representing America's Health Insurance Plans, testified in opposition to the bill.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

01:25:57 PM  
Monica Van Buskirk,
representing Meapta Inc., testified in support of the bill.




Mary Emmerling,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  




John Christen,
representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  




The panelists
responded to questions from the committee.
01:46:11 PM  
Gretchen Mills, representing
the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, testified in support of the bill.
 




Gabrielle Flores,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  




Barb Cardell,
representing Colorado Organizations and Individuals Responding to HIV/AIDS,
testified to amend the bill.  




Nathan Wilkes,
representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  




Dr. Kavita Nair,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  




Lisbet Finseth,
representing the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, testified in support
of the bill.  




Lucy Laube, representing
the National Psoriasis Foundation, testified in support of the bill.  




The panelists
responded to questions from the committee.




Written testimony
was submitted to the committee (Attachment G).

02:17:59 PM  
Representative Jodeh
explained amendement L.007 (Attachment H).  She responded to questions
from the committee.  




Sarah Fralich,
representing the Chronic Care Collaborative, responded to questions from
the committee.


02:22:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment H).
Moved Young
Seconded Hamrick
Amabile
Bradfield Excused
Bradley
deGruy Kennedy
English
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Hamrick
Holtorf
Story
Young
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:22:23 PM  
Representative Jodeh and Representative Pugliese made concluding remarks on the bill.


02:25:40 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-195, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Young
Seconded Hamrick
Amabile Yes
Bradfield Yes
Bradley Yes
deGruy Kennedy Yes
English Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Hamrick Yes
Holtorf Yes
Story Yes
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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