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h_phc_2018a_2018-02-20t13:44:23z4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1148

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Feb 20, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



HB18-1148 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


06:00:59 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1148 to the committee.  The bill prohibits health insurers from requiring that a person undergo step therapy prior to receiving a federally approved drug for stage four metastatic cancer if the use of the drug is consistent with best practices for treatment of the cancer.  Under current law, health insurers are only prohibited from requiring step therapy in instances where a prescription drug mandated under a step therapy protocol has previously been tried by the covered person but was discontinued due to lack of efficacy or adverse event.

06:02:13 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet responded to committee questions regarding the bill.

06:07:28 PM  
Amendment L.001 was distributed to the committee (Attachment D).
06:11:34 PM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on
the bill.
06:12:35 PM  
Jeanette Hensely, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
06:13:45 PM  

Diane Robinson, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Robinson responded to committee questions.



06:20:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D).
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Pettersen
Beckman
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hooton
Landgraf
McKean
Michaelson Jenet
Pabon
Pettersen
Ransom
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:21:26 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1148, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Pettersen
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett Excused
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Yes
McKean Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Pabon Yes
Pettersen Yes
Ransom Yes
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS