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s_fin_2017a_2017-02-07t14:04:33z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/07/2017

Location: SCR 357

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-003



SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-003 to the Committee on Appro PASS







02:53 PM -- SB17-003



Senator Smallwood presented Senate Bill 17-003, which repeals the state's health insurance exchange, Connect for Health Colorado, on January 1, 2018. Under the bill, Connect for Health Colorado has one year to wind down its operations by December 31, 2018, at which point the board of Connect for Health Colorado must transfer any unencumbered funds to the State Treasurer to deposit in the General Fund. With the repeal of Connect for Health Colorado, the bill also repeals the legislative oversight committee for the health exchange and the premium tax credit for contributions made to Connect for Health Colorado.





03:06 PM



Senator Smallwood responded to committee questions regarding other states' health insurance exchanges.



03:13 PM --
Pat Davis, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:17 PM --
Nancy Hall, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. She distributed a written copy of her testimony to the committee (Attachment B). Ms. Hall responded to committee questions.



17SenateFin0207AttachB.pdf17SenateFin0207AttachB.pdf



03:23 PM --
Robin Davison, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:26 PM --
Ed Shackelford, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Shackelford responded to committee questions.



03:31 PM -- Jodi Holstein, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Holstein provided a handout to the committee (Attachment C).



17SenateFin0207AttachC.pdf17SenateFin0207AttachC.pdf



03:37 PM --
Jacki Marsh, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:39 PM --
Ingrid Moore, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. She distributed a written copy of her testimony to the committee (Attachment D).



17SenateFin0207AttachD.pdf17SenateFin0207AttachD.pdf



03:43 PM -- Marcia Martin, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Holstein responded to a committee question.



03:48 PM -- Howard Paul, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Paul responded to a committee question.



03:56 PM --
Laura Hayes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:00 PM --
Penny Maw, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:03 PM -- Anne Cowie-Bozner, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:06 PM --
Sam Gilchrist, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:09 PM -- Tony Gagliardi, representing the National Federation of Independent Business, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Gagliardi responded to committee questions.



04:20 PM --
Cindy Sovine-Miller, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Sovine-Miller provided a handout to the committee (Attachment E).



17SenateFin0207AttachE.pdf17SenateFin0207AttachE.pdf



04:24 PM -- A.W. Schnellbacher, representing AARP Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment F). Mr. Schnellbacher responded to committee questions.



17SenateFin0207AttachF.pdf17SenateFin0207AttachF.pdf



04:31 PM --
Ryan Case, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:35 PM --
Tim Gaudette, representing the Small Business Majority, testified in opposition to the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment G). Mr. Gaudette responded to a committee question.



17SenateFin0207AttachG.pdf17SenateFin0207AttachG.pdf



04:41 PM --
Natalie Wood, representing the Bell Policy Center, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Wood provided a handout to the committee (Attachment H).



17SenateFin0207AttachH.pdf17SenateFin0207AttachH.pdf



04:44 PM --
Christina Postolowski, representing Young Invincibles, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Postalowski and Ms. Wood responded to committee questions.



04:52 PM --
Scott Rankin, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Rankin responded to a committee question.



04:58 PM --
Steve Russell, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



05:02 PM --
Moe Keller, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:04 PM --
Zack Lynkiewicz, representing the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Lynkiewicz responded to committee questions.



05:09 PM --
Kevin Patterson, representing Connect for Health Colorado, testified on the bill. Mr. Patterson responded to committee questions. Committee discussion ensued on the fiscal impact of the bill and the number of insurance providers on the exchange.



05:29 PM --
Erin Miller, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:33 PM --
Corletta Hithon, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:35 PM -- Shelley Joy, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:39 PM --
Melanie Upshaw, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:41 PM --
Ethyl Ayo, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:45 PM --
Judith Burke, representing Health Care for All Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:48 PM --
Joyce Bradney, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:50 PM --
Jessica LeRoux, representing Park County Democrats, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:55 PM --
Debra Judy, representing the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:59 PM --
David McWade, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



06:03 PM -- A.J. Ehrle IV, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



06:08 PM --
Dr. James Hunt, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



06:11 PM --
Chris Citron, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



06:16 PM --
JM Fay, representing herself, testified on the bill.





06:18 PM



Senator Smallwood wrapped up his presentation of SB 17-003. Committee discussion ensued on the impacts of the bill.

BILL: SB17-003
TIME: 06:35:13 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-003 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Guzman
No
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







06:39 PM



The committee adjourned.








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