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D2CF4BDC1D84D09B87258981006EB067 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB23-1243

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 29, 2023      
Location HCR 0112



HB23-1243 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:09:03 PM  
Representative Amabile,
prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 23-1243, concerning changes to
the hospital community benefit.  The bill requires the Department
of Health Care Policy and Financing to establish a minimum annual community
investment threshold for hospitals, restricts out-of-state spending for
hospitals, and adds reporting and stakeholder engagement requirements to
the Hospital Community Benefit Program.  Representative Amabile provided
a handout to the committee. (Attachment D).

02:22:45 PM  
Representative Amabile
discussed amendments L.001 through L.008 (Attachments E to L).
02:27:23 PM  
Representative Amabile responded to questions from the committee.
02:48:25 PM  
Tom Gronow, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

Katie Tiernan, representing Intermountain Health, testified in opposition to the bill.

Dr. Claire Uebbing, representing Centura Health, testified to amend the bill.

Dean John Reilly, representing the University of Colorado, testified to amend the bill.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

03:10:09 PM  
MaryAnn Littler, representing Centura Health, testified to amend the bill.

Chancellor Don Elliman, representing the University of Colorado, testified to amend the bill.

Sarah Hagedorn, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

03:19:41 PM  
John Reid, representing
Heart Mind Haven, testified to amend the bill.



Kevin Wilson, representing Children's Hospital Colorado, testified to amend
the bill.



Joshua Ewing, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified
in opposition to the bill.  He provided a handout to the committee
(Attachment M).



The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:47:17 PM  
Marc Bonaca, representing
CPC Clinical Research, testified to amend the bill.
03:50:37 PM  
Kim Bimestefer, representing the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill.

Dr. Kyle Leggott, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

Nancy Dolson, representing the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill.

Rich Mauro, representing the Denver Regional Council of Governments, testified in support of the bill.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

04:26:00 PM  
Commissioner Tamara
 Pogue, representing Counties and Commissioners Acting Together, testified
in support of the bill.



Daniel Darting, representing the Colorado Providers Association, testified
in a neutral position on the bill.



Sarah Staron, read a statement in support of the bill from Kenny Maestas,
representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition.



Dr. Vincent Atchity, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in
support of the bill.



Arielle Beisel, representing Centennial State Prosperity, testified in
support of the bill.



The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
04:46:15 PM  
Kyra deGruy Kennedy,
representing the Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.



Isabel Cruz, representing the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified
in support of the bill.



Katherine Wallat, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified
in support of the bill.



Mar Galvez Seminario, representing the Colorado Organization for Latina
Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in support of the bill.



The panelists responded to questions from the committee.




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

05:11:57 PM  
Representative Amabile
explained amendment L.001 (Attachment E).


05:13:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E).
Moved Amabile
Seconded Young
Amabile
Bradfield
Brown
English
Hamrick
Holtorf
Ricks
Soper
Story
Young
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:13:22 PM  
Representative Amabile
explained amendment L.002 (Attachment F).


05:13:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment F).
Moved Amabile
Seconded Young
Amabile
Bradfield
Brown
English
Hamrick
Holtorf
Ricks
Soper
Story
Young
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:13:59 PM  
Representative Amabile
explained amendment L.003 (Attachment G).


05:14:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment G).
Moved Amabile
Seconded Young
Amabile
Bradfield
Brown
English
Hamrick
Holtorf
Ricks
Soper
Story
Young
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:14:26 PM  
Representative Amabile
explained amendment L.004 (Attachment H).


05:14:55 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment H).
Moved Amabile
Seconded Young
Amabile
Bradfield
Brown
English
Hamrick
Holtorf
Ricks
Soper
Story
Young
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:14:56 PM  
Representative Amabile
explained amendment L.005 (Attachment I).


05:15:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment I).
Moved Amabile
Seconded Young
Amabile
Bradfield
Brown
English
Hamrick
Holtorf
Ricks
Soper
Story
Young
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:15:21 PM  
Representative Amabile
explained amendment L.006 (Attachment J).


05:15:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment J).
Moved Amabile
Seconded Young
Amabile
Bradfield
Brown
English
Hamrick
Holtorf
Ricks
Soper
Story
Young
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:15:55 PM  
Representative Amabile
explained amendment L.007 (Attachment K).


05:16:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment K).
Moved Amabile
Seconded Young
Amabile
Bradfield
Brown
English
Hamrick
Holtorf
Ricks
Soper
Story
Young
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:16:25 PM  
Representative Amabile
explained amendment L.008 (Attachment L.)


05:16:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment L).
Moved Amabile
Seconded Young
Amabile
Bradfield
Brown
English
Hamrick
Holtorf
Ricks
Soper
Story
Young
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:16:50 PM  
Representative Amabile made concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


05:25:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1243, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Amabile
Seconded Young
Amabile Yes
Bradfield No
Brown Yes
English Yes
Hamrick Yes
Holtorf No
Ricks Yes
Soper No
Story Yes
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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