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FBB99DAAFE454F1B872583E4007C0EBA Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-217

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Apr 22, 2019      
Location HCR 0107



SB19-217 - Lay Over


04:35:07 PM  

Representative Snyder, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-217 to the committee.  The bill creates a healthcare provider lien.  A healthcare provider lien is a lien created by a healthcare provider to recover charges for medical care provided to a person injured by the negligence or wrongful act of another person.  Representative Snyder responded to committee questions about the bill.

04:54:47 PM  
Representative Caraveo proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
04:55:18 PM  
Caitlin Westerson, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified
in a neutral position on the bill with amendments.  Jeff Ruebel, Civic
Justice League, testified in opposition to the bill.  Patrick Boyle,
American Property Casualty Insurance Association, testified in opposition
to the bill. Caleb Mayer, Colorado Civic Justice League, testified in opposition
to the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.
05:32:53 PM  

Mike Sawaya, Sawaya Law Firm, testified in support of the bill.  Perry Rickle, Marrick Medical, testified in support of the bill.  Monet Terry, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Zevah Lee, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  James Hilbig, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.  Committee discussion ensued.

06:24:29 PM  

Dr. Rafer Leach, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Krista Meardon, Injury Finance, testified in support of the bill.  Matt Holycross, Injury Finance, testified in support of the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.

06:37:30 PM  

Representative Caraveo laid the bill over for action.






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