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s_blt_2018a_2018-03-19t14:04:33z3 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1097

SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY
Date Mar 19, 2018      
Location SCR 354



HB18-1097 - Postponed Indefinitely

02:41:22 PM  
Senators Coram and Todd introduced House Bill 18-1097, concerning patient choice of pharmacy. The bill prohibits health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers from taking certain actions that limit or restrict a covered person's ability to select a pharmacy.
02:52:48 PM  
Senator Coram responded to questions from the committee.
02:54:38 PM  
Senator Todd responded to questions from the committee.
02:55:29 PM  
Patrick Boyle, Express Scripts, spoke in opposition to the bill. He provided two handouts to the committee (Attachments D and E).
03:02:47 PM  
Rachel Lee, CVS Health, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:05:59 PM  
Nicholas Colglazier, Colorado Competitive Council, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:06:24 PM  
Sara Orrange, America's Heath Insurance
Plans, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:11:18 PM  
Marc Reece, Aetna, spoke in opposition
to the bill.
03:11:45 PM  
Bill Skewes, Colorado Association of Commerce
and Industry, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:14:07 PM  
Mr. Reece responded to questions from the committee.
03:15:09 PM  
Tony Gagliardi, National Federation of Independent Business, spoke in support of the bill.
03:23:01 PM  
Brad Young, Rx Plus Pharmacy, spoke in
support of the bill. He distributed the written testimony of Selena Owen
(Attachment F).  He responded to questions from the committee.

03:29:53 PM  
Heidi Haines, Arc of Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.
03:38:45 PM  
Barb Cardell, Colorado Organizations Responding to AIDS, spoke in support of the bill.
03:41:00 PM  
Jeanette Hensley, Colorado Senior Lobby, spoke in support of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.
03:49:39 PM  
Ms. Cardell responded to questions from the committee.
03:53:02 PM  
Rebecca Cranston, Northern Colorado Health Network, spoke in support of the bill.
03:54:26 PM  
Senator Coram made closing comments on
the merits of the bill. He distributed Amendment L.005 to the committee
(Attachment G).
04:00:08 PM  
Senator Todd made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


04:03:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Kerr
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr Yes
Priola No
Smallwood No
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. No
Tate No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


04:04:04 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1097 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kerr
Seconded
Jahn No
Kerr Yes
Priola No
Smallwood No
Williams A. No
Neville T. No
Tate No
YES: 1   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


04:04:18 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1097 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr No
Priola Yes
Smallwood Yes
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. Yes
Tate Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS