Representative Roberts and Representative
Catlin, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1004 to the committee and
distributed a handout (Attachment D). The bill requires the Department
of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) and the Division of Insurance
(DOI) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies to develop and submit a
proposal for a state option for health care coverage. The proposal
must consider affordability to consumers at different income levels, the
administrative and financial burden to the state, and any statutory or
rule changes necessary to implement the proposed state option. The
proposal must be submitted to the General Assembly by August 31, 2019.
After the proposal has been created and presented to the General
Assembly, HCPF and DOI must submit any federal waivers or state plan amendments
necessary to fund and implement the state option described in the proposal.
The waivers and plan amendments may be delayed by legislative action
that alters the federal authorization needed.