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h_hie_2018a_2018-04-12t13:34:47z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1321

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT
Date Apr 12, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



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