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H_HI_2019A 03/20/2019 01:33:43 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date 03/20/2019
Attendance
Baisley X
Beckman X
Buckner X
Jackson X
Jaquez Lewis X
Mullica X
Soper *
Titone X
Will X
Caraveo X
Lontine X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:33:43 PM to 06:49:59 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Lontine
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1216 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1176 Lay Over

HB19-1216 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:33:58 PM  

Representative Roberts, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1216 to the committee.  The bill requires an insurance carrier to cap the deductible payment, copayment, or coinsurance amount imposed on a covered person for prescription insulin drugs by a certain amount.  In addition, the bill requires the Department of Law to investigate the pricing of prescription insulin drugs to ensure adequate consumer price protections and submit a report of its findings on whether additional measures are needed to protect consumers.  

01:42:10 PM  
Representative Roberts responded to committee questions about the bill.
01:51:14 PM  
Representative Lontine proceeded with witness
testimony on the bill.
01:52:24 PM  
Dr. Emily Zadvorny, Colorado Pharmacists
Society, testified in support of the bill.
01:58:36 PM  
Bethany Pray, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
02:01:15 PM  

Annika Reeder-Holman, representing herself and the American Diabetes Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:02:33 PM  
Matt Mortier, Division of Insurance, testified in support of the bill.
02:05:56 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
02:15:31 PM  
Emily Roberts, Colorado Bioscience Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:18:58 PM  
Dana Malick, Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:22:28 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
02:50:17 PM  
Christine Bottomley, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.
02:53:47 PM  
Christine Fallabel, American Diabetes Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:57:05 PM  
Kerri Ann Jones, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:59:25 PM  
Jeanette Hensley, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
03:04:39 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
03:06:42 PM  

Simone Aiken, representing herself, testified in a neutral position on the bill.

03:12:20 PM  
Ian Fleming, American Diabetes Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:14:30 PM  
Betsy Ray, International Diabetes Federation, testified in support of the bill.
03:18:28 PM  
Nicole Schneider, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:24:37 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
03:48:21 PM  
Michelle Fenner, Colorado Insulin4All,
testified in support of the bill.
03:52:29 PM  
Daniel Smith, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:56:03 PM  
Faith Riddell-Harding, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.  
03:58:50 PM  
Jill Weinstein, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:01:45 PM  

Representative Roberts distributed amendments L.002 and L.003 (Attachments A and B).



04:03:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A).
Moved Titone
Seconded Jackson
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:07:47 PM  

Mr. Mortier came to the table to respond to committee questions on the amendments.



04:09:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B).
Moved Jackson
Seconded Mullica
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:09:53 PM  
Representative Roberts gave closing remarks on the bill.
04:12:34 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


04:34:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1216, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Seconded Mullica
Baisley Yes
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper No
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1176 - Lay Over


04:35:20 PM  
Representative Lontine recessed the committee.
04:54:45 PM  
Representative Lontine called the meeting
back to order.
04:55:59 PM  

Representative Sirota and Representative Jaquez Lewis, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1176 to the committee.  The bill creates the Health Care Cost Analysis Task Force in the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to analyze and compare methods of financing health care in Colorado.  The task force must select a contract analyst to provide a detailed analysis of three health care financing systems and deliver a final report to the General Assembly.   Amendment L.002 was distributed (Attachment C).  

05:03:10 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to committee
questions.  Two handouts were distributed (Attachment E and D).  
05:04:10 PM  
Representative Lontine proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
05:16:08 PM  
Ivan Miller, Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care, testified in support of the bill.
05:19:30 PM  
Greg Tung, Colorado School of Public Health, testified in support of the bill.
05:25:03 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
05:34:29 PM  
Beth Utton, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:37:19 PM  
Greg Smith, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:40:00 PM  
Virginia Gebhart, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:45:29 PM  
Kristen Forrestal, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to committee questions.
05:46:29 PM  
Max Nardo, Legislative Council Staff, responded to committee questions.
05:50:04 PM  
Mr. Smith responded to committee questions.
05:51:25 PM  
Stan Gelb, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:53:56 PM  
Dr. Madi Jacobs, Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care, testified in support of the bill.
05:57:26 PM  
Anders Fremsted, Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care, testified in support of the bill.
06:00:29 PM  
Judy Danielson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:03:57 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
06:09:25 PM  
Rich Shannon, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:17:25 PM  
Dr. Christine Ebert-Santos, Ebert Family Clinic, testified in support of the bill.
06:20:54 PM  
Dr. Elinor Christiansen, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.
06:25:10 PM  
Jennifer Roberts, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
06:27:58 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
06:38:32 PM  
Judith Burke, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:43:35 PM  
Patty Sullivan, Health Care for All Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
06:47:51 PM  
Representative Lontine laid the bill over for action until a later date.


06:49:59 PM   The committee adjourned.






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