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h_hie_2018a_2018-03-15t13:44:06z3 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-146

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT
Date Mar 15, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



SB18-146 - Amended, referred to House Finance

07:02:36 PM  
Representative Ginal called the committee back to order.
07:02:58 PM  

Representatives Sias and Singer, bill sponsors, explained Senate Bill 18-146 to the committee.  The bill requires freestanding emergency departments to provide certain notices to patients seeking care about prices and services.  The bill sponsors distributed amendments L.007 and L.010 to the committee [Attachments G and H].

07:05:06 PM  
Representatives Sias and Singer responded to committee questions.
07:13:39 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
07:18:12 PM  

Joshua Ewing, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Ewing responded to committee questions.  Representative Sias responded to committee questions.

07:33:45 PM  

Dr. Adrian Miranda, representing the National Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers, testified in a neutral capacity to the bill.  Dr. Miranda responded to committee questions.

07:51:45 PM  
Carol Pace, representing AARP Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
07:54:34 PM  
Joan Green Turner, representing Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in support of the bill.
07:57:09 PM  
Hillary Jorgensen, representing Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
07:59:15 PM  
Diane Robinson, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
08:03:03 PM  

Caitlin Westerson, representing the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Westerson distributed a document to the committee [Attachment J].

08:07:43 PM  
Bethany Pray, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
08:08:45 PM  
Nicholas Colglazier, representing the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in support of the bill.
08:11:27 PM  
Ms. Westerson and Ms. Pray responded to committee question.
08:12:28 PM  

Bill sponsors distributed and explained L.011 to the committee [Attachment I].  Christy Chase, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to answer committees questions.  Representative Singer discussed amendment L.010.



08:17:29 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 [Attachment H]
Moved Lontine
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Roberts
Wilson
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:17:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 [Attachment I]
Moved Lontine
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Roberts
Wilson
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
08:17:52 PM  
Representatives Sias and Singer made closing remarks.
08:18:16 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


08:22:38 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-146, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Esgar
Seconded Beckman
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Humphrey No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Roberts Yes
Wilson Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS