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6B3971D1DB7FC26E872583D30068435F Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1269

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 5, 2019      
Location HCR 0107



HB19-1269 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


12:58:54 PM  

Representative Sullivan and Representative Cutter, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1269 to the committee.  The bill requires private health insurers and the state's Medicaid plan to provide coverage for behavioral, mental health, and substance use disorder services on par with the coverage for physical health services and outlines coverage requirements in detail.  

 

01:16:06 PM  
Representative Gonzalez-Gutierrez proceeded
with witness testimony on the bill.
01:19:43 PM  
Moe Keller, Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment B).
01:20:27 PM  
Lauren Snyder, Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:23:19 PM  
Bethany Pray, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
01:25:45 PM  

Dr. Alexis Ritvo, Colorado Psychiatric Society and the Colorado Society of Addiction Medicine, testified in support of the bill.

01:33:47 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
01:57:32 PM  

Committee discussion continued with the witness panel. 

02:01:04 PM  
Laurel Karabatsos, Department of Healthcare
Policy and Financing, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
02:12:28 PM  

Ms. Karabatsos responded to questions from the committee.  Matt Mortier, Division of Insurance, responded to committee questions.

02:20:24 PM  

Committee discussion with the witnesses ensued.

02:26:55 PM  
Dr. John Douglas, Tri County Health Department, testified in support of the bill.
02:30:42 PM  

Elicia Bunch, Centennial Peaks Hospital and Cedar Springs Hospital, testified in support of the bill.

02:34:42 PM  
Kevin Wilson, Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:37:28 PM  
Jay Voigt, Center for Dependency, Addiction
and Rehabilitation, testified in support of the bill.  
02:40:48 PM  
Kathy Patridge, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.
02:44:39 PM  
Jim Wiegand, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:48:52 PM  
Dr. Jacqueline Calderone, Colorado Psychiatric Society, testified
in support of the bill.
02:51:51 PM  
Karen Dunning, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:00:07 PM  

Christiano Sosa, The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:01:40 PM  
Julianna Nelson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:05:05 PM  
Christine Bottomley, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.
03:07:29 PM  

Dr. Jonathan Ritvo, Colorado Psychiatric Society, testified in support of the bill.

03:08:57 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
03:19:36 PM  
Cassandra Reid, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.  
03:22:13 PM  
Aubrey Boggs, Colorado Mental Wellness Network, testified in support of the bill.
03:25:13 PM  
Valerie Schlecht, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
03:26:47 PM  
Megan Marx-Varela, Colorado Coalition for Parity, testified in support of the bill.
03:29:44 PM  

Two handouts were distributed to the committee (Attachments C and D).

03:32:06 PM  
Christina Johnson, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
03:33:17 PM  
Dawn Reinfeld, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:40:51 PM  
Representative Sullivan distributed amendment L.001 and L.003 (Attachments E and F).


03:44:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment F) to L.001 (Attachment E).
Moved Cutter
Seconded Singer
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Landgraf
Larson
Melton
Pelton
Singer
Sullivan
Will
Caraveo
Gonzales-Gutierrez
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:45:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001, as amended (Attachment E).
Moved Sullivan
Seconded Singer
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Landgraf
Larson
Melton
Pelton
Singer
Sullivan
Will
Caraveo
Gonzales-Gutierrez
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:45:39 PM  

Representative Larson distributed amendment L.004 (Attachment G).



03:48:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment G).
Moved Larson
Seconded Pelton
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Landgraf
Larson
Melton
Pelton
Singer
Sullivan
Will
Caraveo
Gonzales-Gutierrez
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:48:22 PM  
Representatives Sullivan and Cutter gave closing remarks on the bill.
03:55:07 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


04:00:28 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1269, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Cutter
Seconded Sullivan
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Landgraf Yes
Larson Yes
Melton Yes
Pelton Yes
Singer Yes
Sullivan Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS