BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1020
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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|Refer House Bill 09-1020 to the Committee on Appro||PASS|
11:22 AM -- House Bill 09-1020
Senator Spence introduced House Bill 09-1020. The bill codifies a project in the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to allow reenrollment in Medicaid and the Children's Basic Health Plan to be conducted either over the telephone or through the internet.
11:24 AM -- Sue Williamson, Deputy Director for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, described the Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS) realignment project. She stated that the bill provides an efficient and streamlined process to maintain the enrollment of children in public health programs.
11:27 AM -- Chris Underwood, Division Director for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, described the amendments made to the bill in the House of Representatives.
11:27 AM -- Tara Trujillo, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill. She stated that the bill represents an easier way to obtain the information necessary to reenroll children.
11:28 AM -- A.W. Schnellbacher, representing AARP, testified in support of the bill. He stated the bill will help streamline the reenrollment process for seniors who are the primary caregivers for children.
11:29 AM -- Stephanie Benintendi, representing the Children's Hospital, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout concerning the bill (Attachment H).
11:30 AM -- Stacey Moody, 2010 All Kids Covered, testified in support of the bill, and described the other states that are utilizing phone and internet eligibility renewals for public health programs.
|TIME: || 11:31:56 AM|
|MOTION:||Refer House Bill 09-1020 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a 6-2 roll call vote.|
Final YES: 6 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
The committee recessed.