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H_HI_2019A 03/26/2019 02:18:27 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date 03/26/2019
Attendance
Baisley X
Beckman *
Buckner X
Gonzales-Gutierrez X
Jackson X
Jaquez Lewis X
Soper X
Titone X
Will X
Caraveo X
Lontine X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 02:18:27 PM to 04:25:42 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Lontine
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1233 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1242 Amended, referred to House Finance

HB19-1233 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:21:11 PM  

Representative Caraveo and Representative Froelich, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1233 to the committee.  The bill creates a primary care payment reform collaborative in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) to make recommendations on primary care payment reform, and requires health insurance carriers to establish targets for investments in primary care.

02:25:25 PM  
Representative Lontine proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
02:25:59 PM  

Jessica Morgan, Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in a neutral position on the bill, with amendments.  Ms. Morgan responded to committee questions.

02:29:56 PM  
Dr. John Cawley, Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, testified in support of the bill.
02:34:50 PM  
Dr. David Keller, American Academy of Pediatrics, testified in support of the bill.
02:38:31 PM  
Dr. Keller and Dr. Cawley responded to committee questions.
02:43:35 PM  
Debra Judy, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.
02:46:54 PM  
Chris Klene, Center for Health Progress, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:18 PM  
Matt Mortier, Division of Insurance, testified in support of the bill.
02:53:13 PM  

Kelly Erb, Colorado Rural Health Center, testified in support of the bill.

02:55:32 PM  
Jennifer Miles, Colorado Community Health Network, testified in support of the bill.
02:57:15 PM  
Mr. Mortier responded to committee questions.
03:02:02 PM  
Nicholas Colglazier, Colorado Competitive
Council testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Colglazier responded
to committee questions.  
03:04:52 PM  
Representative Caraveo read a statement
of support from the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.
03:07:51 PM  
Amendments L.001, L.002, L.004, and L.005 were distributed (Attachment A, B, C, and D).


03:09:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Jaquez Lewis
Baisley
Beckman Excused
Buckner
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:10:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Jaquez Lewis
Baisley
Beckman Excused
Buckner
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:10:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment C).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Buckner
Baisley
Beckman Excused
Buckner
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:11:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment D).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Jaquez Lewis
Baisley
Beckman Excused
Buckner
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:11:27 PM  
Representatives Froelich and Caraveo gave closing remarks on the bill.
03:16:37 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


03:24:03 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1233, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Jaquez Lewis
Baisley No
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1242 - Amended, referred to House Finance


03:24:13 PM  
Representative Jackson and Representative Jaquez Lewis, bill
sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1242 to the committee.  The bill
requires pharmacy technicians practicing in Colorado on or after June 15,
2020, to obtain a certification from the State Board of Pharmacy in DORA.
 In addition, the bill requires that pharmacy technicians meet continuing
education requirements before renewing a certification and details ratios
for supervision of interns and pharmacy technicians by pharmacists.  A
handout and amendment L.001 was distributed to the committee (Attachments
E and F).
03:32:29 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
03:37:38 PM  
Clare Pramuk, Legislative Council Staff, responded to committee questions about the bill.
03:39:41 PM  
Representative Lontine proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
03:43:11 PM  
Jason Hopfer, Pikes Peak Community College, testified in support of the bill.
03:47:57 PM  
Brad Young, Rx Plus Pharmacies, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
03:49:38 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
03:54:09 PM  

Emily Zadvorny, Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in support of the bill.

03:58:51 PM  
Gina Moore, Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in support of the bill.
04:01:36 PM  
Thomas Branigan, Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in support of the bill.
04:04:16 PM  
Margie Hamm, Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in support of the bill.
04:07:10 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
04:10:35 PM  
Angie Howes, Colorado Retail Council, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
04:12:33 PM  
Karen McGovern, DORA, responded to committee questions. Ms. Howes responded to committee questions.


04:19:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment F).
Moved Jackson
Seconded Jaquez Lewis
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:20:24 PM  
Representatives Jackson and Jaquez Lewis gave closing remarks on the bill.


04:25:29 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1242, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Jackson
Seconded Buckner
Baisley No
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:25:42 PM   The committee adjourned.