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H_HIE_2018A 03/29/2018 01:33:53 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT
Date 03/29/2018
Attendance
Beckman *
Buckner X
Covarrubias *
Hooton *
Humphrey X
Jackson X
Kennedy X
Landgraf X
Lontine X
Ransom X
Wilson X
Esgar X
Ginal X
Time 01:33:53 PM to 04:39:21 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Ginal
This Report was prepared by Jimmy Reed
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1182 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1284 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1279 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB18-1182 - Postponed Indefinitely

01:34:47 PM  

Representatives Ginal and Landgraf, bill sponsors, moved to postpone House Bill 18-1182 indefinitely.  The bill said that not more than 30 days after receiving at least $750,000 in gifts, grants, and donations for the purpose of creating and administering a statewide electronic system that allows medical professionals and individuals to upload and access advance directives, the department of public health and environment shall create such a system. 



01:36:08 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1182 indefinitely.
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Ginal
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom Yes
Wilson Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1284 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:36:30 PM  

Representatives Buckner and Wilson, bill sponsors, explained House Bill 18-1284 to the committee.  The bill prohibits health insurance carriers and pharmacy benefit managers from certain practices that increase costs to consumers.  A handout was distributed [Attachment A].

01:38:38 PM  
Representatives Buckner and Wilson responded to committee questions.
01:43:44 PM  

Selena Owens, representing RxPlus Pharmacy, testified in support of the bill.  

01:46:52 PM  

Brad Young, representing RxPlus Pharmacy, testified in support of the bill.

01:47:26 PM  

Ms. Owens and Mr. Young responded to committee questions.

01:50:55 PM  
Gina Moore, representing the Colorado Pharmacist Society, testified in support of the bill.
01:55:57 PM  

Dr. Aaron Schupp, representing the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, testified in support of the bill.

01:56:50 PM  

Jo Hubchik, representing the Chronic Care Collaborative, testified in support of the bill.

01:57:40 PM  

Ms. Moore and Dr. Schupp responded to committee questions.

02:03:38 PM  
Ed Shackelford, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
02:04:43 PM  
Representatives Buckner and Wilson made closing remarks.
02:05:34 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


02:13:25 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1284 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Buckner
Seconded Wilson
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom Yes
Wilson Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1279 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:13:37 PM  

Representative Esgar, bill sponsor, explained House Bill 18-1279 to the committee.  The bill requires health care providers to prescribe controlled substances via electronic prescription, with certain exceptions.  Amendment L.008 and a document were distributed to the committee [Attachments B and C].

02:19:07 PM  
Representative Esgar responded to committee questions and discussed amendment L.008 [Attachment B].
02:22:36 PM  
John Conklyn, representing the Colorado
Medical Society, testified in opposition to the bill.  
02:28:32 PM  

Dr. Lynn Parry, representing the Colorado Medical Society, testified in opposition to the bill.  A document was distributed [Attachment D].  

02:33:27 PM  

Dr. Brent Keeler, representing the Colorado Medical Society, testified in opposition to the bill.  A document was distributed to the committee [Attachment E].

02:35:42 PM  
Mr. Conklyn, Dr. Keeler, and Dr. Parry responded to committee questions.
02:46:15 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
02:50:04 PM  

Karen McGovern, Department of Regulatory Agency, and Christy Chase, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to respond to committee questions.

03:10:13 PM  
Committee discussion endued.


03:23:14 PM
Motion Adopt a conceptual amendment to amendment L.008 to strike Page 6, lines 10-17.
Moved Esgar
Seconded Lontine
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Hooton
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Wilson
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:23:15 PM  
Jeff Thormodsgaard, representing the Colorado Dental Association and the Colorado Optometrists Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:26:12 PM  

Bill Skewes, representing the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, testified in support of the bill.

03:29:34 PM  
Mr. Skewes and Mr. Thormodsgaard responded to committee questions.
03:38:42 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
03:39:01 PM  
Kim Swanson, representing the Colorado Retail Council, testified in support of the bill.
03:47:14 PM  
Holly Tancar, representing the Colorado Retail Council, testified in support of the bill.
03:48:34 PM  
Brad Young, representing RxPlus Pharmacy, testified in support of the bill.
03:49:40 PM  
Rachel Lee, representing CVS Health, testified in support of the bill.
03:51:47 PM  
Gina Moore, representing the Colorado Pharmacist Society, testified in support of the bill.
03:56:16 PM  

Ms. Tancar, Ms. Swanson, Ms. Lee, Ms. Moore and Mr. Young responded to committee questions.

04:10:27 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
04:10:43 PM  

Representative Ginal concluded witness testimony.

04:12:49 PM  

Representative Esgar reiterated amendment  L.008.



04:18:36 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 [Attachment B], as amended.
Moved Esgar
Seconded Buckner
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Hooton
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Wilson
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:18:37 PM  

Representative Esgar made closing remarks.

04:19:09 PM  

Committee members commented on the bill.



04:39:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1279, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Esgar
Seconded Buckner
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias No
Hooton No
Humphrey No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine No
Ransom No
Wilson Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:39:21 PM   Committee Adjourned






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