Legislative Update: April 20 rally, lobby day, and hearings
--by Charlie Swanson, Legislative Committee chair
A hearing regarding HCAO’s single payer bill and the RAND report has been scheduled for Thursday, April 20. This will be in the Senate Committee on Health Care, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. HCAO will have a rally and lobby day on that day.
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There will also be a hearing on the RAND report on the previous day, April 19, in the House Committee on Health Care. This will be a much smaller event, with some dedicated HCAO policy wonks attending.
HCAO has submitted supportive testimony, sometimes both written and oral, regarding a number of bills in this session:
- CCO reform--HB 2122
- Nonprofit hospital community benefit requirements--HB 2115
- Cover All Kids--SB 558 and HB 2726
- Reproductive Health Equity Act--HB 3391
- Prescription Drug pricing transparency and accountability--HB 2387, SB 237, SB 792, SB 793
Cover All Kids--both House and Senate bills have gotten out of the Health Care committees with a do-pass recommendation, and have been referred to Ways and Means. The other bills are still in their respective health care committees.