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H_HI_2019A 03/27/2019 01:32:24 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date 03/27/2019
Attendance
Baisley X
Beckman X
Buckner X
Jackson X
Jaquez Lewis X
Mullica E
Soper *
Titone X
Will X
Caraveo X
Lontine X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:32:24 PM to 04:23:32 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Lontine
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1176 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1253 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1211 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB19-1176 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:33:29 PM  
Representatives Sirota and 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.  
Witness testimony on the bill was heard during the March 20, 2019, Health
and Insurance Committee meeting.
01:35:55 PM  
Amendment L.002 was previously distributed
to the committee (Attachment A).
01:35:55 PM  
Representative Baisley distributed amendment
L.003 the committee (Attachment B).
01:38:17 PM  
Representative Lontine ruled amendment
L.003 out of order.
01:42:00 PM  

Committee discussion ensued regarding the bill and amendments.



01:47:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Caraveo
Baisley No
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Excused
Soper No
Titone Yes
Will No
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
YES: 6   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
01:47:29 PM  
Representatives Jaquez Lewis and Sirota gave closing remarks on the bill.


01:49:50 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1176, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Jackson
Baisley No
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Excused
Soper No
Titone Yes
Will No
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1253 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:49:57 PM  
Represenative Lontine recessed the committee.
01:57:41 PM  
The committee came back to order.
02:00:42 PM  

Representative Buckner and Representative Landgraf, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1253 to the committee.  The bill prohibits state-regulated carriers of life insurance, disability income insurance, and long-term care insurance from discriminating against living organ donors in insurance policies.  The bill directs the Department of Human Services to develop educational materials concerning the benefits of live organ donation and its effect on access to insurance.  A packet of handouts was distributed to the committee (Attachment C).

02:05:13 PM  

The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.  Amendment L.001 was distributed to the committee (Attachment D).

02:10:46 PM  
Representative Lontine proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
02:12:00 PM  
Kendra Burrell, National Kidney Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
02:16:16 PM  
Gary Drexler, American Transplant Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
02:18:13 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
02:19:31 PM  
Yelana Love, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to committee questions.
02:23:17 PM  

Representative Buckner discussed amendment L.001.  Max Nardo, Legislative Council Staff, responded to committee questions.



02:26:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D).
Moved Buckner
Seconded Soper
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica Excused
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:26:08 PM  
Representatives Buckner and Landgraf gave closing remarks on the bill.
02:27:54 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


02:32:02 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1253, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Seconded Soper
Baisley Yes
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Mullica Excused
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1211 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:32:14 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet and Representative Caraveo,
bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1211 to the committee.  The
bill establishes guidelines for health insurance carriers concerning the
practice of prior authorization for medical procedures and drug benefits.
The requirements do not apply to a nonprofit health maintenance organization
with respect to managed care plans that provide a majority of covered professional
services through a single contracted medical group.  The Commissioner
of Insurance may adopt rules to implement the bill.
02:45:12 PM  

The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.  Christy Chase, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to committee questions.

02:54:26 PM  

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

03:01:39 PM  
Dr. Lynn Parry, Colorado Medical Society, testified in support of the bill.
03:03:25 PM  
Dr. Marjie Harbrecht, Colorado Medical Society, testified in support of the bill.
03:06:58 PM  
Dr. Jonathan Clapp, Colorado Medical Society, testified in support of the bill.
03:09:55 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
03:15:53 PM  
Brenda Hulbert, Colorado Medical Group Management Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:19:55 PM  
Wendy Spirek, Children's Eye Physicians, testified in support of the bill.
03:24:40 PM  

Christine Russell, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment E).

03:29:24 PM  
Jack Teter, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, testified in support of the bill.
03:38:02 PM  
Sara Orrange, America's Health Insurance Plans, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
03:40:37 PM  
Marc Reece, Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
03:42:00 PM  

The witness panel responded to committee questions.  Dayle Axman, Division of Insurance, responded to committee questions.

03:50:57 PM  
Amendments L.003, L.005, L.006, L.007,
L.009, L.010, L.014, L.015, and L.016 were distributed to the committee
(Attachments F to N).


04:07:55 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment F).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Titone
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica Excused
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:08:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment G).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Buckner
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica Excused
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:09:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment H).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Titone
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica Excused
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:10:01 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment I).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Buckner
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica Excused
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:12:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.016 (Attachment N) to L.009 (Attachment J).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Soper
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica Excused
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:13:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009, as amended (Attachment J).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Soper
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica Excused
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:14:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment K).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Buckner
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica Excused
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:15:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment L).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Titone
Baisley Yes
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Excused
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
YES: 9   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:16:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.015 (Attachment M).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Baisley
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica Excused
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:17:06 PM  
Representatives Michaelson Jenet and Caraveo gave closing remarks on the bill.
04:18:39 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


04:23:21 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1211, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Jackson
Baisley Yes
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Excused
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:23:32 PM   The committee adjourned.