Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu

0624A0F71921D1C4872583A100066AF9 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1154

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Feb 13, 2019      
Location HCR 0107



HB19-1154 - Postponed Indefinitely


06:10:09 PM  
Representative Lontine recessed the committee.
06:20:42 PM  
Representative Caraveo called the meeting
back to order.  
06:23:12 PM  
Representative Mullica and Representative
Catlin, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-11154 to the committee.
 The bill prohibits health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers
from taking certain actions that limit or restrict a covered person's ability
to select a pharmacy.  Representative Catlin responded to committee
questions about the bill.
06:26:05 PM  
Representative Caraveo proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
06:36:58 PM  
Sara Orrange, America's Health Insurance
Plans, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:39:05 PM  
Rachel Lee, CVS Health, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:42:17 PM  
Marc Reece, Aetna, testified in opposition
to the bill.
06:45:22 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
07:06:12 PM  
Patrick Boyle, Colorado Competitive Council,
testified in opposition to the bill.
07:09:36 PM  
Loren Furman, Colorado Chamber of Commerce,
testified in opposition to the bill.
07:12:52 PM  
Eric Barnard, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
07:16:52 PM  
Diane Robinson, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
07:20:00 PM  
Selena Owen, Gem Pharmacy, testified in
support of the bill.
07:23:12 PM  
The testimony of Heidi Haines, the Arc
of Colorado, was read in support of the bill.  A handout was distributed
(Attachment H).  
07:25:28 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
07:27:44 PM  
Ki Davis, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.
07:32:35 PM  
Brad Young, Rx Plus Pharmacies, testified
in support of the bill.
07:40:08 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
07:55:31 PM  
Representative Soper distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment I).


07:58:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment I).
Moved Soper
Seconded Baisley
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Catlin
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:58:14 PM  
Representatives Mullica and Catlin gave closing remarks on the bill.
08:01:13 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


08:14:37 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1154, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Mullica
Seconded Catlin
Baisley No
Beckman No
Buckner No
Catlin Yes
Jackson No
Jaquez Lewis No
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Titone No
Caraveo Yes
Lontine No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


08:16:16 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1154 indefinitely.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Jackson
Baisley Yes
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Catlin No
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica No
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Caraveo No
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






The House and Senate are temporarily adjourned.  The building is closed to the public.

COVID-19 Resources

Written Testimony and Witness Sign-up