Coming Up - Busy Week of Hearing at the State Legislature

State legislative committees will hold several hearing this coming week of interest to health care advocates. Hearing details, including how to testify or submit written testimony, are available in the CGA Bulletin posted daily on the Legislature’s website.

Monday, February 11

Public Health Committee. Hearing starts at 10:30 am in Room 1D of the Legislative Office Building (LOB).
HB 7070 - Deceptive Advertising Practices of Limited Services Pregnancy Centers
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Wednesday, February 13

Insurance and Real Estate and Human Services Committees. Hearing starts at 10:00 am in Room 2C of the LOB. Testimony by invitation only.
Informational hearing on Public Health Option. Testimony by invited guests only, including: Cindy Mann, Dan Muese, Jacob Hacker, Kevin Lembo, Victoria Veltri

Thursday, February 14

Insurance and Real Estate Committee. Hearing starts at 11:00 am in Room 2D of the LOB
SB 330 - Establishing a human right to equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health.
SB 331 - Requiring Insurance Commissioner to consider affordability in reviewing health insurance premium rate filings
HB 6093 - Consideration of immigration status by health carriers
HB 6096 - Restraining changes to health insurers’ prescription drug formularies

Labor and Public Employees Committee. Hearing starts at 2:00 pm in Room 2C of the LOB
SB 1 - Paid Family and Medical Leave
HB 5003 - Implementing a Paid Family Medical Leave program

Jane McNichol