STAND. COM. REP. NO. 902

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 474

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 474, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to preserve access to health care for Medicaid recipients by extending the Hospital Sustainability Program.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Hawaii Pacific Health, Hawaii Primary Care Association, Healthcare Association of Hawaii, The Queen's Health Systems, and Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Human Services.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the appropriation to an unspecified amount; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 474, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 474, H.D. 2.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair