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71AF7157434464C88725899E0082A270 Hearing Summary


Date Apr 27, 2023      
Location HCR 0107

SB23-284 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

05:46:54 PM  
Representative Jodeh and Representative Weinberg, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-284, concerning requirements for contraception insurance coverage that increases consistent access to the contraception most suited to the individual. Under current law, state-regulated insurance plans must cover a 3-month supply of contraceptives the first time the prescription is filled and a 12-month supply for refills. The bill requires state-regulated insurance plans to cover a 12-month supply of all FDA-approved contraceptives, or their therapeutic equivalent, when permitted by the prescription and supply, without imposing prior authorization requirements. The bill specifies that dispensing fees must be paid per unit. Additionally, the plan must include point-of-sale coverage for over-the-counter contraceptives without requiring a prescription, prior authorization, or step therapy. The Commissioner of Insurance must establish corresponding reporting requirements.
05:52:51 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.
06:01:24 PM  
Alejandra Beatty,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Claudia Perez,
representing the Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Action Fund,
testified in support of the bill.  

Kayla Frawley,
representing ProgressNow Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  

Sarah Tillema,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Written testimony
was provided to the committee (Attachment D).

06:12:15 PM  
Representative Weinberg and Representative Jodeh made concluding remarks.

06:15:49 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-284 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Jodeh
Seconded Holtorf
Amabile Excused
Bradfield Yes
Bradley Yes
English Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Hamrick Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Story Yes
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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