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Bill Detail: HB24-1399

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Title Discounted Care for Indigent Patients
Status Governor Signed (04/18/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors E. Sirota (D)
R. Taggart (R)
Senate Sponsors J. Bridges (D)
B. Kirkmeyer (R)
House Committee Appropriations
Senate Committee Appropriations
Date Introduced 03/25/2024

Joint Budget Committee. The bill repeals the Colorado indigent
care program on July 1, 2025, and makes conforming amendments.
For purposes of comprehensive primary care services, current law
defines an uninsured or medically indigent patient as a patient whose
yearly family income is below 200% of the federal poverty line (FPL).
The bill requires the patient's annual household income to be at or below
200% of the FPL.
Beginning February 1, 2026, and each February 1 thereafter, the
bill requires the executive director of the department of health care policy
and financing (state department) to prepare and submit an annual report
to the general assembly, the joint budget committee, the governor, and the
medical services board concerning the status of the primary care fund.
The bill creates the hospital discounted care advisory committee
in the state department to advise the state department on the operations
and policies of health-care billing for indigent patients. The bill repeals
the advisory committee on September 1, 2029.
No later than July 1, 2025, the bill requires the medical services
board, in consultation with the Colorado healthcare affordability and
sustainability enterprise, to promulgate rules concerning the policy for
qualification for disproportionate share hospital payments.

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