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DC5077D98CAD0298872587E40072BFF6 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB22-052

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Feb 9, 2022      
Location SCR 357



SB22-052 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:53:25 PM  

Senator Smallwood and Senator Jaquez-Lewis, co-prime sponsors, presented on Senate Bill 22-052, which increases the eligibility level for children and pregnant women under the Children’s Basic Health Plan (CHP+) to up to 260 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL), and increases the Medicaid income eligibility level for pregnant women from 133 percent of the FPL to a federally approved specified percentage of the federal poverty level, adjusted for family size as set forth in state board rule. Senator Smallwood also distributed a fact sheet (Attachment B).

02:01:43 PM  

Marivel Klueckman, representing Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill and answered questions from the committee.

02:26:58 PM  
Ms. Bethany Pray, representing Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
02:26:59 PM  

Senators Jaquez-Lewis and Smallwood introduced and explained amendment L.001 (Attachment C)



02:37:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D)
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:37:37 PM  

Senators Jaquez-Lewis and Smallwood answered questions from the committee.



02:38:33 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-052, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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