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Health Care Cost Containment Division

THIRD MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - February 02, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

COST CONTAINMENT DIVISION
HEALTH POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE


Representative Jim Abeler, Chairman of the Cost Containment Division of the Health Policy and Finance Committee, called the Second meeting to order at 4:40 P.M. on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

ABELER, Jim, Chairman POWELL, Duke
BRADLEY, Fran OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
BROD, Laura SAMUELSON, Char
HUNTLEY, Tom THISSEN, Paul
WESTERBERG, Andy

Members excused:

GOODWIN, Barb
GREILING, Mindy

A quorum was present.

Rep. Abeler made introductory comments.

Presentation from Buyers Health Care Action Group

Carolyn Pare, Chief Executive Officer, Buyers Health Care Action Group

Presentation from Minnesota Medical Association

Dr. Judy Shank, Chair of the MMA Health Care Reform Task Force
Janet Silversmith, MMA Director of Health Economics & Policy Analysis

Presentation from Brain Injury Association

Tom Gode, Executive Director, Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

Presentation on Health Care Reporting

Kip Sullivan, MN Universal Health Care Coalition


The meeting was adjourned at 6:20 PM.

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Rep. Jim Abeler, Chairman

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Jason Flohrs, Committee Legislative Assistant