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h_hie_2018a_2018-03-08t14:17:59z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1205

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT
Date Mar 8, 2018      
Location RM 271



HB18-1205 - Referred to House Appropriations

06:17:21 PM  

Representative Roberts, bill sponsor, explained House Bill 18-1205 to the committee.  The bill creates a financial assistance program for individuals and families purchasing health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado in high-cost areas of the state.  Representative Roberts distributed a document [Attachment  O]. 

06:20:46 PM  
Representative Roberts responded to committee questions.
06:27:57 PM  

Joe Hanel, representing the Colorado Health Institute, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.  Mr. Hanel responded to committee questions.

06:37:14 PM  

Randy Wheelock, representing Clear Creek County, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Wheelock distributed documents [Attachments P and Q].

06:40:49 PM  
Richard Cimino, representing Grand County, testified in support of the bill.
06:44:36 PM  
Mr. Wheelock and Mr. Cimino responded to committee questions.
06:49:04 PM  

Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties Inc., testified in support of the bill.

06:52:04 PM  

Natalie Wood, representing The Bell Policy Institute, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Wood distributed a document [Attachment R].

06:55:05 PM  
Representative Ginal concluded witness testimony.
06:55:06 PM  

Representative Landgraf distributed and explained amendment L.001 to the committee [Attachment S].  Committee discussion ensued.



07:07:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment S]
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Neville P.
Beckman Yes
Buckner No
Covarrubias Yes
Jackson No
Kennedy No
Landgraf Yes
Lontine No
Neville P. Yes
Ransom Yes
Roberts No
Wilson Yes
Esgar No
Ginal No
YES: 6   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
07:08:44 PM  
Representative Roberts made closing remarks.
07:09:40 PM  

Committee members commented on the bill.



07:16:53 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1205 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Roberts
Seconded Lontine
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf No
Lontine Yes
Neville P. No
Ransom No
Roberts Yes
Wilson No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS