STAND. COM. REP. NO. 534-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018


RE: H.B. No. 2152

H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




Your Committee on Health & Human Services, to which was referred H.B. No. 2152 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to the Department of Human Services to restore basic adult dental benefits to Medicaid enrollees.


The Disability and Communication Access Board, State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Healthcare Association of Hawaii, Hawaii Public Health Institute, Hawaii Dental Association, Hui No Ke Ola Pono, Ke Ola Mamo Native Hawaiian Health Care System Oahu, Hawaii Dental Hygienists' Association, Ohana Health Plan, The Queen's Health Systems, AlohaCare, Lanai Community Health Center, Hoōla Lāhui Hawaii, We Are One Inc., Full Life, Self Advocacy Advisory Council, and several individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of Health, Department of Human Services, and Hawaii Primary Care Association provided comments.


Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 3000, to facilitate further discussion.


As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health & Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2152, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2152, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health & Human Services,