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s_hhs_2016a_2016-04-27t10:42:00z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/27/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1321



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 16-1321 to the Committee on Finan PASS







11:03 AM -- HB 16-1321



Senator Tate, co-prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1321. The bill directs the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to seek federal authorization to implement a Medicaid buy-in program for adults who are eligible to receive home-and community-based services under the Supported Living Services Medicaid waiver, the Brain Injury waiver, and the Spinal Cord Injury waiver pilot program. HCPF must implement the Medicaid program no later than three months after receiving federal approval.





11:04 AM --
David Ervin, The Resource Exchange, testified in support of the bill.



11:09 AM --
Marijo Rymer, The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



11:12 AM --
Cindy Sovine Miller, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



11:13 AM --
Tyler Deines, HCPF, responded to questions from the committee.



11:15 AM --
Jill Schnathorst, HCPF, responded to questions from the committee.



11:21 AM



Committee discussion followed about the Colorado Benefits Management System. Ms. Schnathorst and Mr. Deines responded to additional questions.



11:28 AM



Senator Merrifield, co-prime bill sponsor, made closing comments. Senator Tate made closing comments.

BILL: HB16-1321
TIME: 11:30:39 AM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1321 to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Newell
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Lundberg
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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