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E93ACC3B3630C5688725880D005D2E01 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1290

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Mar 22, 2022      
Location HCR 0112



HB22-1290 - Referred to House Appropriations

10:57:48 AM  
Representatives Titone
and Ortiz presented House Bill 22-1290 regarding changes to Medicaid for
wheelchair repairs.
11:02:28 AM  
The bill sponsors
answered questions from the committee. Two informational sheets were distributed
by the sponsors (Attachment A and B).
11:07:15 AM  

Ms. Alexis Ward, representing National Seating and Mobility, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Theodore Malkowski, representing Numotion, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Donald Clayback, representing the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART), testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Jenny Siegle, representing self, testified to amend the bill. Ms. Pam Jones, representing the Colorado Association For Medical Equipment, testified to amend the bill.

11:29:07 AM  
Members of the panel
answered questions from the committee.
11:33:22 AM  

Ms. Jeanette Hensley, representing the Colorado Center for Aging, testified in support of the bill. Alex Weichselbaum, representing the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Michael Neil, representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC), testified in support of the bill. Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.

11:52:34 AM  

Kenneth Maestas, representing the CCDC, testified in support of the bill. Danny Katz, representing the Colorado Public Interest Research Group, testified in support of the bill. Councilman Chris Hinds, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Oliver Giminaro, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Benjamin Teevan, representing Craig Hospital, testified in support of the bill.

12:06:53 PM  
Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.
12:07:11 PM  

JoyAnn Ruscha, representing The Arc Thrift Stores, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Kimberley Jackson, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Jim Vacik, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Robin Bolduc, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Jennifer Remington, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

 

Written testimony was provided to the committee (Attachment C).

12:26:59 PM  
Representatives Titone and Ortiz gave closing remarks on House Bill 22-1290 regarding changes to Medicaid for wheelchair repairs.


12:36:48 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1290 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Titone
Seconded Ortiz
Baisley Yes
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Sirota Yes
Soper No
Titone Yes
Williams No
Ortiz Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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