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h_hie_2018a_2018-03-08t14:17:59z3 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1207

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



HB18-1207 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


07:19:35 PM  

Representatives Kennedy and Rankin, bill sponsors, explained House Bill 18-1207 to the committee.  The bill directs the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to create an annual report on uncompensated costs and expenditures made by general hospitals.  Bill sponsors distributed documents to the committee [Attachments T and U].

Attachment U

07:27:12 PM  

Representatives Kennedy and Rankin responded to committee questions.  Committee discussion ensued.

07:37:34 PM  

Chris Tholen, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Tholen responded to committee questions.

07:48:01 PM  

John Bartholomew, representing the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Bartholomew responded to committee questions.

08:00:52 PM  
Debra Judy, representing the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.
08:04:48 PM  
Hillary Jorgensen, representing Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
08:05:25 PM  
Ms. Judy and Ms. Jorgensen responded to committee questions.
08:10:53 PM  
Nicholas Colglazier, representing the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in support of the bill.
08:12:31 PM  
Representative Ginal concluded witness testimony.
08:12:59 PM  
Representatives Kennedy and Rankin made closing remarks.
08:17:23 PM  

Committee members commented on the bill.



08:26:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1207 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Lontine
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf No
Lontine Yes
Neville P. No
Ransom No
Roberts Yes
Wilson No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS