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DBFA2295A640137F872586E0006F97C0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1198

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date May 25, 2021      
Location SCR 357



HB21-1198 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:03:31 PM  

Senators Buckner and Kolker, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1198 and responded to questions. The bill repeals, reenacts, and expands hospital requirements around providing discount care to uninsured patients and moves regulatory authority over the program from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF).

02:12:46 PM  
Discussion continued.
02:18:19 PM  
Allison  Neswood,
Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP), testified in support of the bill.

02:22:22 PM  
Mrs. Nancy Dolson,
Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), testified in support
of the bill.



Ms. Neswood, CCLP, responded to questions.  
02:32:05 PM  
Allison Neswood, CCLP, continued to respond to questions. Nancy Dolson, HCPF, also responded to questions.
02:40:06 PM  
Miss Perla Rodriguez, Center for Health Progress, testified in support of the bill.
02:42:44 PM  
Samantha Stetz, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:46:28 PM  
Leslie Kalechman, American Association of Retired Persons Colorado, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
02:49:55 PM  
Allison Neswood, CCLP, responded to questions.
02:51:11 PM  
Ms. Kayla Frawley, Raise Colorado Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
02:54:36 PM  
Joshua Ewing, Colorado Hospital Association, testified to amend the bill and responded to questions.
03:09:33 PM  
Joe Caldwell, Chronic Care Collaborative, testified in support of the bill.
03:11:40 PM  
Mr. Daniel Vedra, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

Regina Stjernholm, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:17:10 PM  
Jennifer Goodrum, Colorado Dental Association, testified in a neutral position on the bill.

Ms. Adela Flores-Brennan, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.

03:26:02 PM  

Allison Neswood, CCLP, responded to questions.

Addiitional written testimony may be found at Attachment A.

 

03:27:37 PM  
Senators Buckner
and Kolker explained amendment L.008 and responded to questions.


03:32:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment B).
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood Excused
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:33:28 PM  
Senators Kolker and Buckner, co-prime sponsors, provided closing remarks.


03:39:17 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1198, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Simpson No
Smallwood Excused
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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