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9EC40FF802633244872583E100657B2D Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1216

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 19, 2019      
Location SCR 357



HB19-1216 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


12:33:00 PM  
Senator Fields reconvened the meeting.
12:33:49 PM  
Senator Priola and Senator Donovan,
bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1216 and distributed amendments
L.005 and L.006 (Attachments C and D).  This bill requires an insurance
carrier to cap the copayment or coinsurance amount imposed on a covered
person for prescription insulin drugs at an amount not to exceed $100 per
30-day supply of insulin, regardless of the amount or type of insulin needed
to fill the covered person's prescription.  The bill also 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
to the Governor, the Commissioner of Insurance, and the Judiciary Committees
of the General Assembly by November 1, 2020.  For its

investigation, the Department of
Law must compile and analyze information from companies engaged in the
manufacturing and sale of prescription insulin drugs. The department may
request the court to order subpoenas for this information.

 

12:40:32 PM  
Nicole Schneider, Barbara Davis Center,
testified in support of the bill.
12:46:16 PM  
Faith Riddell-Harding, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.
12:49:14 PM  
Jill Weinstein, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.
12:53:35 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
12:59:36 PM  
Dana Malick, Pharmaceutical Research and
Manufacturers of America, testified against the bill.
01:02:37 PM  
Emily Roberts, Colorado Bio Science Association,
testified against the bill.
01:04:28 PM  

Christine Bottomley, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.

01:06:36 PM  
Gail DeVore, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:10:26 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
01:14:26 PM  
Christine Fallabel, American Diabetes Association,
testified in support of the bill.
01:18:01 PM  
Matt Mortier, DOI, testified in support of the bill.
01:20:03 PM  
Betsy Ray, International Diabetes Federation
and American Diabetes Association
,
testified in support of the bill.
01:21:45 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.


01:39:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment C).
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Crowder
Smallwood
Winter
Pettersen
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:39:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment D).
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Crowder
Smallwood
Winter
Pettersen
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:39:53 PM  
Senators Priola and Donovan made closing remarks.


01:52:42 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1216, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Crowder No
Smallwood No
Winter Yes
Pettersen Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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