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h_hie_2017a_2017-04-13t14:15:25z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/13/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1286



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1286 to the Committee of the W PASS







04:45 PM -- HB 17-1286



Representative Esgar presented House Bill 17-1286 to the committee. This bill requires health insurance carriers that contract with the state to provide group benefit plans to state employees to:



participate in the individual market through the health insurance exchange (Connect for Health Colorado); and

participate in Medicaid and the Children's Basic Health Plan (CHP+) as specified in rule by the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), including in managed care programs, the accountable care collaborative, and other programs.



In offering plans through the exchange, the carrier must offer a plan in at least two counties in the region of the state with the highest average premiums. The carrier must offer at least three plans, including:



one plan that has a substantially similar benefit and cost-sharing structure to that offered to state employees;

one plan that has similar benefits to the state employee plan but a different cost-sharing structure; and

one plan that is substantially less expensive in terms of monthly premiums as compared to the previous two plans listed above.





04:54 PM --
Nicholas Colglazier, representing Colorado Competitive Council, testified against the bill.



04:57 PM --
Charlie Sheffield, representing Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified against the bill.



05:10 PM --
Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne testified in support of the bill.



05:18 PM --
June Taylor, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration, testified in support of the bill.



05:36 PM --
Debra Judy, representing the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.



05:38 PM --
Bethany Pray, representing the Colorado Center on Law & Policy, testified in support of the bill.



05:41 PM --
Kate Harris, representing Connect for Health Colorado, testified in a neutral capacity.



05:42 PM



Representative Esgar wrapped up her presentation to the committee.




BILL: HB17-1286
TIME: 05:47:54 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1286 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 6-5.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Beckman
No
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
No
Humphrey
No
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
No
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
No
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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