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s_sa_2017a_2017-05-03t13:38:55z14 Hearing Summary

Date: 05/03/2017

Location: SCR 357

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1286



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Bill 17-1286 indefinitely. The moti

Refer House Bill 17-1286 to the Committee of the W
PASS

FAIL







09:28 PM -- HB17-1286



Senator Crowder, sponsor, 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.



09:30 PM --
Charlie Sheffield, representing the Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified against the bill.



09:32 PM --
Debra Judy, representing the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.



09:34 PM --
Nicholas Colglazier, representing the Colorado Competitive Council and the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, testified against the bill.



09:37 PM --
Jack Wylie, representing the Department of Personnel and Administration, testified in support of the bill.





09:38 PM



Senator Crowder wrapped up his presentation of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1286
TIME: 09:41:05 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1286 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Hill
No
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: HB17-1286
TIME: 09:41:17 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1286 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Fenberg
No
Hill
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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