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Date: 04/28/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1387



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 16-1387 to the Committee of the W PASS







03:35 PM -- HB 16-1387



Senator Woods, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1387. Current law requires that health insurance plans provide coverage for medical foods for newborn children with inherited enzymatic disorders caused by single gene defects involved in the metabolism of amino, organic, and fatty acids. This bill adds coverage for severe protein allergic conditions and amino acid-based elemental formulas.



03:34 PM --
Dr. Glen Furuta, Children's Hospital Colorado, spoke in support of the bill. Dr. Furuta responded to questions from committee.



03:39 PM --
Laurie Meeberg, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill and told the committee about her family's experience with a child with severe allergies.





03:44 PM --
Monica Jensen, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and told the committee about her family's experience with a child with severe allergies.



03:46 PM --
Leah Jensen, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and told her experience as an individual with a severe protein allergic condition.



03:48 PM --
Janie Dullard, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and told the committee about her family's experience with a child severe allergies.







03:55 PM



Senator Woods made closing comments.

BILL: HB16-1387
TIME: 03:55:26 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1387 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Newell
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Lundberg
No
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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