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5831FFEDE0AF576A872583C3006B79B1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1216

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Mar 20, 2019      
Location HCR 0107



HB19-1216 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:33:58 PM  

Representative Roberts, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1216 to the committee.  The bill requires an insurance carrier to cap the deductible payment, copayment, or coinsurance amount imposed on a covered person for prescription insulin drugs by a certain amount.  In addition, the bill requires the Department of Law to investigate the pricing of prescription insulin drugs to ensure adequate consumer price protections and submit a report of its findings on whether additional measures are needed to protect consumers.  

01:42:10 PM  
Representative Roberts responded to committee questions about the bill.
01:51:14 PM  
Representative Lontine proceeded with witness
testimony on the bill.
01:52:24 PM  
Dr. Emily Zadvorny, Colorado Pharmacists
Society, testified in support of the bill.
01:58:36 PM  
Bethany Pray, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
02:01:15 PM  

Annika Reeder-Holman, representing herself and the American Diabetes Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:02:33 PM  
Matt Mortier, Division of Insurance, testified in support of the bill.
02:05:56 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
02:15:31 PM  
Emily Roberts, Colorado Bioscience Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:18:58 PM  
Dana Malick, Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:22:28 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
02:50:17 PM  
Christine Bottomley, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.
02:53:47 PM  
Christine Fallabel, American Diabetes Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:57:05 PM  
Kerri Ann Jones, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:59:25 PM  
Jeanette Hensley, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
03:04:39 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
03:06:42 PM  

Simone Aiken, representing herself, testified in a neutral position on the bill.

03:12:20 PM  
Ian Fleming, American Diabetes Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:14:30 PM  
Betsy Ray, International Diabetes Federation, testified in support of the bill.
03:18:28 PM  
Nicole Schneider, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:24:37 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
03:48:21 PM  
Michelle Fenner, Colorado Insulin4All,
testified in support of the bill.
03:52:29 PM  
Daniel Smith, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:56:03 PM  
Faith Riddell-Harding, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.  
03:58:50 PM  
Jill Weinstein, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:01:45 PM  

Representative Roberts distributed amendments L.002 and L.003 (Attachments A and B).



04:03:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A).
Moved Titone
Seconded Jackson
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:07:47 PM  

Mr. Mortier came to the table to respond to committee questions on the amendments.



04:09:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B).
Moved Jackson
Seconded Mullica
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:09:53 PM  
Representative Roberts gave closing remarks on the bill.
04:12:34 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


04:34:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1216, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Seconded Mullica
Baisley Yes
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper No
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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