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s_hhs_2016a_2016-03-24t13:30:26z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/24/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-162



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


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02:18 PM -- SB 16-162



Senator Tate, bill sponsor, presented the Senate Bill 16-162. The bill changes current law that establishes that Medicaid recipients are not responsible for any remaining costs after payment by Medicaid, Medicare, or a private insurer if the services are eligible for reimbursement under Medicaid. This limitation applies regardless of whether or not the provider is enrolled as a Medicaid provider. Under this bill, Medicaid recipients are not responsible for any remaining costs, only if the services are rendered by a Medicaid provider. Correspondingly, a Medicaid recipient may elect, under the bill, to receive and pay for services from a medical provider that is not enrolled in Medicaid.



02:23 PM --
Marijo Rymer, The Arc of Colorado, testified against the bill.



02:26 PM --
Elisabeth Arenales, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified against the bill and provided a handout to the committee (Attachment E).



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02:31 PM --
Dr. Judy Zerzan, Department Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), testified against the bill.



02:35 PM --
David Smith, HCPF, testified against the bill.



02:36 PM



Dr. Zerzan and Mr. Smith responded to questions from the committee. Committee discussion continued.





02:47 PM



Committee questions and discussion continued.





02:47 PM --
Erin Miller, Colorado Children's Campaign, testified against the bill.



02:50 PM --
Rich Sokol, Colorado Access to Healthcare, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



03:02 PM



Committee questions and discussion continued.



03:15 PM



Committee members and Senator Tate discussed the intent and provisions of the bill.



03:20 PM --
Misty Roads, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:25 PM -- Cindy Sovine Miller, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:27 PM -- Sherry Dyckman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.





03:32 PM



Senator Tate made closing comments. Committee members commented on the bill.



03:38 PM



Senator Martinez Humenik laid the bill over to a future date.






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