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C036BC638DE1BECB8725882A0070043E Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1370

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Apr 20, 2022      
Location HCR 0112



HB22-1370 - Committee Discussion Only


02:23:33 PM  
Representatives Jodeh and Sirota presented House Bill 22-1370 regarding coverage requirements for healthcare products.
02:45:58 PM  
The bill sponsors answered questions from the committee.
02:46:07 PM  

Lisbet Finseth, representing the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, testified in support of the bill. John Christen, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Lane Middleton, representing the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, testified in support of the bill. Members of the panel responded to questions from the committee.

03:09:15 PM  
Rachel Beck, representing the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition of the bill.
Adam Burg, representing the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.
Tammy Niederman, representing the Colorado State Association of Health Underwriters, testified in opposition to the bill.

Members of the panel responded to questions from the committee.

03:28:46 PM  
Dr. John Corboy, representing the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center at the University of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
Dr. Danielle McDermott, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Dr. Lauri Costello, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Dr. Emily Zadvorny, representing the Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in support of the bill.
03:42:45 PM  
Karlee Tebbutt, representing America's Health Insurance Plans, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mr. Jonathan Buxton, representing the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
Rachel Lee, representing CVS Health, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mrs. Amanda Massey, representing the Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in opposition to the bill. An informational packet was distributed (Attachment E).

Members of the panel responded to questions from the committee.

04:10:11 PM  
Ms. Katherine Connolly, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
04:10:24 PM  
Executive Director Kim Bimestefer, representing the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill.
Katie Baroway, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Mrs. Gretchen Mills, representing the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, testified in support of the bill.

Members of the panel responded to questions from the committee.

04:44:06 PM  
Katelin Lucariello, representing the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), testified to amend the bill.

Dr. Kavita Nair, representing self, testified to amend the bill.

04:52:16 PM  

Mr. Bob Bongiovanni, representing the Colorado Individuals and Organizations Responding to HIV/AIDS, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Meredith Gleitz, representing One Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

05:00:17 PM  
Mrs. Heather Anderson, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Sarah Staron, representing Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.
Ms. Rebecca Gillett, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
05:10:35 PM  

Mrs. Marcee Aude, representing the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado and Wyoming, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Dana Bacon, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Angelique Espinoza, representing Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Kenneth Maestas, representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

05:24:07 PM  

Ms. Sara Froelich, representing the Chronic Care Collaborative, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Myra Hanson, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Rachel Peterson, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Linda Schiller, representing Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill. Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.

05:39:45 PM  

Commissioner Michael Conway, representing the Division of Insurance in the Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in support of the bill. Commissioner Conway answered questions from the committee.

 

Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment F).

05:59:57 PM  
Representative Jodeh and Representative Sirota gave final comments on House Bill 22-1370.
06:00:45 PM  

Representative Lontine laid the bill over to April 27th for action only.






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