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H_HIE_2018A 04/12/2018 01:34:47 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT
Date 04/12/2018
Attendance
Beckman X
Buckner X
Covarrubias X
Hooton X
Humphrey X
Jackson *
Kennedy X
Landgraf X
Lontine *
Ransom X
Wilson X
Esgar X
Ginal X
Time 01:34:47 PM to 03:37:58 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Ginal
This Report was prepared by Jimmy Reed
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB18-130 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1321 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB18-1294 Amended, referred to House Finance

SB18-130 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:35:03 PM  

Representative McKean, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-130 to the committee.  The bill repeals a requirement that health insurance carriers report certain cost data to the Division of Insurance.  Representative McKean asked the committee to postpone the bill.



01:37:27 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-130 indefinitely.
Moved Esgar
Seconded Buckner
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Jackson Excused
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Excused
Ransom Yes
Wilson Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1321 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

01:37:35 PM  

Representatives McKean and Arndt, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1321 to the committee.  The bill requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Finance to create and implement an efficient and cost-effective method to meet urgent transportation needs within the existing Medicaid non-medical transportation benefit.  Documents and amendments L.001 and L.002 were distributed to the committee [Attachments A, B, C, and D].

01:46:27 PM  
Representatives McKean and Arndt responded
to committee questions.  
01:50:11 PM  
Committee discussion followed.
01:50:25 PM  
Bill Heller, representing the Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy and Finance, testified in support of the bill.
02:02:27 PM  
Mr. Heller responded to committee questions.
02:03:07 PM  

Jason Brabson, representing Northern Colorado Medical Transportation, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.

02:16:29 PM  
Mr. Brabson responded to committee questions.
02:18:04 PM  
Amy Friedman, representing Denver Health, testified in support of the bill.
02:20:04 PM  

Paul Stein, representing the People Centered Transportation Coalition, testified in support of the bill.  A handout was distributed to the committee [Attachment E].

02:23:13 PM  
Gail Nehls, representing Amblicab, testified in support of the bill.
02:27:57 PM  
Chris Williams, representing American Medical Response, testified in support of the bill.
02:30:25 PM  
Jeanette Hensley, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
02:32:07 PM  
Ms. Hensley responded to committee questions.
02:35:39 PM  
Representative Esgar concluded witness testimony.
02:38:24 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
02:40:21 PM  

Representative McKean discussed L.001 [Attachment C].



02:42:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment C].
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Humphrey
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
02:50:59 PM  

Representative Esgar put the committee in recess.

02:51:18 PM  
Representative Esgar called the meeting back to order.


02:55:32 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1321, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Hooton
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Wilson Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1294 - Amended, referred to House Finance


02:57:41 PM  

Representatives Lontine and Buckner, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1294 to the committee.  The bill continues the regulation of nursing home administrators by the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which is scheduled to repeal on July 1, 2018.  Amendment L.001 was distributed [Attachment F].

03:01:07 PM  

Representative Lontine explained amendment L.001 to the committee [Attachment F].

03:03:00 PM  
Representatives Lontine and Buckner responded to committee questions.
03:06:46 PM  
Saul Larsen, Department of Regulatory Agencies, came to the table to respond to committee questions.
03:09:16 PM  
Janet Snipes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:10:54 PM  
Ms. Snipes responded to committee questions.
03:14:35 PM  

Anne Meier, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, testified in support of the bill.

03:17:18 PM  
Jeanette Hensley, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
03:18:06 PM  

Ms. Meier and Ms. Hensley responded to committee questions.

03:20:03 PM  
Deborah Lively, representing LeadingAge Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:21:16 PM  
Doug Farmer, representing the Colorado Health Care Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:22:47 PM  
Mr. Farmer and Ms. Lively responded to committee questions.
03:27:01 PM  

Ms. Meier returned to the table to respond to committee questions.

03:30:19 PM  
Representative Esgar concluded witness testimony.


03:32:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment F].
Moved Lontine
Seconded Kennedy
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
03:32:42 PM  
Representatives Lontine and Buckner made closing remarks.
03:34:14 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


03:37:42 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1294, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Buckner
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Wilson Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Excused
Final YES: 10   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:37:58 PM   Committee Adjourned






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