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s_hhs_2016a_2016-02-03t10:17:48z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/03/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-027



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C). The motion p

Refer Senate Bill 16-027, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







10:26 AM -- SB 16-027



Senator Martinez Humenik, co-prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-027. Senate Bill 16-027 expands the option to receive a three-month supply of maintenance medication through the mail to all Medicaid clients. Currently, only those Medicaid clients with physical hardships that prohibit them from obtaining maintenance medications from a local pharmacy, and Medicaid clients with third-party insurance that allows them to obtain maintenance medications through mail order may receive medications through the mail. Senator Martinez Humenik presented amendment L.001 (Attachment C). She explained that she has been working with stakeholders to create the amendment. The amendment adds clarifying language to the bill directing the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to notify Medicaid clients that they may use the pharmacy of their choice; that they may use a local retail pharmacy for mail delivery of maintenance medications; and that the copayment amounts for prescription medications is the same at any pharmacy enrolled in the medical assistance program.



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10:30 AM --
Brad Young, Rx Plus Pharmacies, testified in support of the bill.



10:38 AM --
Dr. Zach Wachtl, Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, spoke in support of the bill.



10:42 AM --
Zach Lynkiewicz and Cathy Traugott, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.



10:49 AM



Senator Todd, co-prime sponsor, made closing comments.

BILL: SB16-027
TIME: 10:51:28 AM
MOVED: Martinez Humenik
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Martinez Humenik
Newell
Crowder
Lundberg
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: SB16-027
TIME: 10:52:10 AM
MOVED: Martinez Humenik
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-027, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Newell
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Lundberg
Yes
FINAL YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





10:53 AM



Senator Lundberg adjourned the meeting.








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