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h_hie_2018a_2018-03-22t13:34:25z4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1009

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT
Date Mar 22, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



HB18-1009 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

02:21:56 PM  

Representative Roberts, bill sponsor, explained House Bill 18-1009 to the committee.  The bill requires drug manufactures and pharmacy benefit managers to submit information on diabetes drug costs and price increases to the Department of Public Health and Environment. Representative Roberts distributed handouts and Amendments L.002 and L.004 to the committee [Attachments B, C, D, and E].

02:27:11 PM  

Representative Roberts explained amendments L.002 and L.004 to the committee [Attachments D and E].

02:30:06 PM  
Representative Roberts responded to committee questions.
02:30:36 PM  
Gail Devore, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:34:03 PM  
Erin Gilmer, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:40:12 PM  

Ms. Devore and Ms. Gilmer responded to committee questions.

02:41:06 PM  
Jennifer Jones, representing the Colorado Bioscience Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:48:21 PM  

Brian Warren, representing the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr Warren distributed a handout to the committee [Attachment F].

02:53:56 PM  
Mr. Warren and Ms. Jones responded to committee questions.
02:55:28 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
03:12:21 PM  
Joan Green Turner, representing the Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:20:15 PM  

Sara Orrange, representing America's Health Insurance Plans, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:23:55 PM  
Travis Berry, representing CVS Health, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:26:52 PM  

Ms. Turner, Ms. Orrange, and Mr. Berry responded to committee questions.

03:39:03 PM  

Dana Malick, representing PhRMA, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:40:15 PM  
Bill Skewes, representing the Colorado
Association of Commerce and Industry, testified in opposition to the bill.
 
03:43:38 PM  
Ms. Malick and Mr. Skewes responded to committee questions.
03:47:13 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
03:55:22 PM  
Chewey Lam, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:04:35 PM  
Dan Smith, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:08:57 PM  
Mr. Smith responded to committee questions.
04:13:37 PM  

Betsy Ray, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms.  Ray distributed handouts [Attachments G and H].

04:18:02 PM  
Erika Armani, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:19:07 PM  
Diane Robinson, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
04:20:48 PM  

Heather Swanson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout [Attachmment I].

04:27:36 PM  
Ms. Swanson responded to committee questions.
04:28:18 PM  
Ms. Ray responded to committee questions.
04:35:41 PM  
Dr. Rachel Carpenter, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:37:52 PM  
Dr. Stefanie Sandhu, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.
04:40:49 PM  
Dr. Sandhu responded to committee questions.
04:42:02 PM  
Dr. Carpenter responded to committee questions.
04:45:31 PM  
Representative Ginal concluded witness testimony.


04:53:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment D].
Moved Esgar
Seconded Buckner
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias No
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf No
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Wilson No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:53:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 [Attachment E].
Moved Esgar
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias No
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf No
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Wilson No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
04:54:00 PM  
Representative Roberts made closing remarks.
04:54:55 PM  

Committee members commented on the bill.



05:02:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1009, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Lontine
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias No
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf No
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Wilson No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS