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The House Committee on Health Care Reform, Select

87th Legislature

October 3, 2022

9:00 a.m.

E2.010

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on September 12, 2022, the House Committee on Health Care Reform, Select met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Harless, at 9:05 a.m.

 

The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Harless; Rose; Bonnen; Bucy; Frank; Klick; and Lujan.

 

A quorum was present.

 


 

(Representative Guerra participating virtually, pursuant to Rule 4, Section 16A.)

 

The chair made opening remarks.

 

The committee heard testimony on the following interim charge:

 

Study ways to improve outreach to families with children who are eligible for, but not enrolled in, Medicaid or CHIP, including children in rural areas.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Capriglione now present.)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Walle now present.)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Oliverson now present.)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

At 11:23 a.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was recessed until 11:55 a.m., October 3, 2022.

 

The committee reconvened at 12:03 p.m. and was called to order by the chair, Representative Harless.

 

The quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Harless; Rose; Capriglione; Frank; Klick; Oliverson; and Walle.

 

A quorum was present.

 

(Representative Guerra participating virtually, pursuant to Rule 4, Section 16A.)

 

The committee heard testimony on the following interim charge:

 

Examine the potential impact of delayed care on the state’s health care delivery system, health care costs, and patient health outcomes, as well as best practices for getting patients with foregone or delayed health interventions back into the health care system.  The study should consider patient delays in obtaining preventative and primary health services, such as well-child care, prenatal care, screenings for cancer and chronic disease, behavioral health, and immunizations, in addition to delays in seeking urgent care for chronic illness.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Bonnen now present.)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Bucy now present.)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Lujan now present.)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Rose in chair.)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Harless in chair.)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

 

 

 

 

At 5:05 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.

 

 

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Rep. Harless, Chair

 

 

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Ron Hickman, Clerk