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Health Care Cost Containment Division

EIGHTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 08, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH 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 Tuesday, March 8, 2005 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

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

Members excused:

GOODWIN, Barb

A quorum was present.

Rep. Abeler made introductory comments.

Presentation on Health Care Cost Containment Ideas

Dr. Dan Nichols, RN PhD, MN Nurses Association

Liz Quam, AMOM
Jeff Nielson, United Farmers Cooperative
Susan Eskedahl, Employer’s Association
Cindy Sheffield, SOMI

Bill Strusinski, MN Regional Service Agencies
Paul Brinkman, NESC

The meeting was adjourned at 6:15 PM.



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Rep. Jim Abeler, Chairman



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Jason Flohrs, Committee Legislative Assistant