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H_HIE_2018A 04/19/2018 01:38:10 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT
Date 04/19/2018
Attendance
Beckman X
Buckner X
Covarrubias E
Hooton *
Humphrey X
Jackson X
Kennedy X
Landgraf *
Lontine X
Ransom X
Wilson X
Esgar X
Ginal X
Time 01:38:10 PM to 05:05:42 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Ginal
This Report was prepared by Jimmy Reed
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1392 Amended, referred to House Finance
HB18-1311 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1370 Lay Over

01:38:19 PM

Representative Ginal brought the meeting to order and made a few announcements concerning the schedule and an overflow room.



HB18-1392 - Amended, referred to House Finance


01:38:31 PM  

Representatives Kennedy and Rankin, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1392 to the committee.  The bill requires the Commissioner of Insurance to seek federal approval to establish a reinsurance program to lower health insurance premiums.

01:46:19 PM  
Representatives Kennedy and Rankin responded to committee questions.
01:47:01 PM  

Michael Conway, representing the Division of Insurance, testified in support of the bill.

01:49:45 PM  

Kate Harris, representing Connect for Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

01:53:57 PM  
Mr. Conway and Ms. Harris responded to committee questions.
01:55:05 PM  
Joe Hanel and Edmond Toy, representing the Colorado Health Institute, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.
02:06:17 PM  
Mr. Hanel and Mr. Toy responded to committee questions.
02:12:36 PM  

Tom Jankovsky, representing Garfield County, testified remotely in support of the bill.

02:18:35 PM  
Mr. Jankovsky responded to committee questions.
02:22:30 PM  

Marsha Porter-Norton, representing herself, testified remotely  in support of the bill.

02:24:13 PM  

Jean Aaro, representing herself, testified remotely in support of the bill.

02:28:15 PM  

Kelly Polites, representing herself, testified remotely in support of the bill.

02:31:26 PM  

Jill Ryan, Eagle County Commissioner, testified remotely in support of the bill.

02:36:16 PM  
Richard Cimino, Grand County Commissioner, testified in support of the bill.
02:39:48 PM  
Thomas Davidson, Summit County Commissioner, testified in support of the bill.
02:41:48 PM  
Rachael Richards, Pitkin County Commissioner, testified in support of the bill.
02:45:17 PM  
Dan Gibbs, Summit County Commissioner, testified in support of the bill.
02:48:11 PM  
Commissioners Gibbs and Richards responded to committee questions.
02:55:25 PM  
Richard Backe, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:56:53 PM  
Sally Ryman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:00:25 PM  
Scott Burgess, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:00:58 PM  

Mr. Burgess responded to committee questions.

03:04:46 PM  
Dennis McMahon, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:06:03 PM  
David Rossi, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:08:09 PM  

Danielle McQueen, representing the Family and Intercultural Center, testified in support of the bill.

03:13:13 PM  

Elizabeth Arenales, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.

03:17:13 PM  
Hillary Jorgensen, representing Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:20:51 PM  
Erin Miller, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.
03:24:14 PM  
David Pinkert, representing Friday Health Plans, testified in support of the bill.
03:27:20 PM  

Sara Orrange, representing America's Health Insurance Plans, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.

03:31:29 PM  
Marc Reese, representing Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.
03:33:13 PM  
Rick Rush, representing Kaiser Permanente, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:40:08 PM  
Nicholas Colglazier, representing the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:44:10 PM  
Loren Furman, representing the Colorado State Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:45:40 PM  

Tony Gagliandi, representing the National Federation of Independent Business, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:45:41 PM  

Representative Ginal concluded witness testimony.  Representative Kennedy distributed and explained amendments L.002 and L.003 [Attachments A and B].



03:57:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment A].
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Lontine
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias Excused
Hooton
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Wilson
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:59:34 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 [Attachment B].
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Esgar
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias Excused
Hooton
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Wilson
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:59:35 PM  

Representatives Rankin and Kennedy made closing remarks.

04:06:06 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


04:09:35 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1392, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Buckner
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias Excused
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Wilson Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1311 - Postponed Indefinitely


04:09:55 PM  

Representatives Hamner and Rankin, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1311 to the committee.  The bill prohibits health insurance carriers from using geographic location of a policy holder when setting health insurance rates.  Representative Hamner asked the committee to postpone House Bill 18-1311 indefinitely.



04:13:15 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1311 indefinitely.
Moved Esgar
Seconded Humphrey
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias Excused
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom Yes
Wilson Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1370 - Lay Over


04:13:48 PM  

Representatives Esgar and Singer presented House Bill 18-1370 to the committee.  The bill limits the ability of health insurers to modify coverage for prescription drugs after the start of the year for a health plan.

04:16:27 PM  

Patrick Boyle, representing Express Scripts, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:18:11 PM  
Rachel Lee, representing CVS Health, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:21:26 PM  
Virginia Morrison Love, representing America's Health Insurance Plans, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:25:09 PM  
David Pinkert, representing Friday Heath Plans, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:26:04 PM  

Marc Reece, Aetna and the Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:28:27 PM  
Ms. Lee, Mr. Reece, and Mr. Pinkert responded to committee questions.
04:36:45 PM  

Michelle Anderson, representing the Colorado Pharmacy Society, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:37:20 PM  
Kristen Stathis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:41:48 PM  
Tiaja Pierre, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:44:01 PM  
Ronald Pierre, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:46:06 PM  
Estavan Flores, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:48:43 PM  
Thomas Stewart, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:51:40 PM  
John Armstrong, representing Komen Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:54:53 PM  
Peg Ellefson, representing Komen Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:58:03 PM  
Diane Robinson, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
05:00:48 PM  
Larry Lanier, representing the Colorado Continuity of Care Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
05:03:30 PM  

Representative Ginal laid the bill over for action only at a later date.


05:05:42 PM   Committee Adjourned






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