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s_hhs_2018a_2018-02-15t13:34:42z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-074

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Feb 15, 2018      
Location SCR 357



SB18-074 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


01:35:20 PM  

Senator Todd, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-074.  The bill adds individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome to the list of people who have mandatory eligibility for services and supports under Medicaid.

01:37:03 PM  

Martha Mason, representing herself, testified in support of the bill via the remote testimony location at Ft. Lewis College in Durango.  Ms. Mason responded to questions from the committee

01:44:22 PM  

Dr. Todd Porter, Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

01:49:26 PM  

Martin Zimmerman, Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Colorado (PWSACO), testified in support of the bill and read a letter supporting the bill written by Crystal Redner, representing herself.  Mr. Zimmerman provided a packet of information to the committee (Attachment A).

01:54:21 PM  

Charlotte Peterson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

01:56:11 PM  

Robin Grey, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Grey responded to questions.

02:03:50 PM  
Stacie Zimmerman, PWSACO, testified in support of the bill.
02:06:53 PM  

Mark Greenberg, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:10:38 PM  

Christina Johnson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:11:19 PM  

Dr. Laura Harmacek, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:17:48 PM  

Zach Lynkiewicz, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in a neutral position on the bill.  Mr. Lynkiewicz responded to questions.

02:25:45 PM  
Mr. Lynkiewicz responded to questions.
02:30:30 PM  

Senator Todd made closing comments.  Amendment L.001 was distributed to the committee (Attachment B).

02:35:20 PM  

The committee discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment B).



02:38:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B)
Moved Martinez Humenik
Seconded
Aguilar
Crowder
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Smallwood
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:39:36 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-074, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Martinez Humenik
Seconded
Aguilar Yes
Crowder Yes
Kefalas Yes
Martinez Humenik Yes
Smallwood Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS