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Health Care Cost Containment Division

NINTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 15, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH 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 4:30 P.M. on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 in Room 300N of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

ABELER, Jim, Chairman
BRADLEY, Fran POWELL, Duke
GREILING, Mindy SAMUELSON, Char
GOODWIN, Barb THISSEN, Paul
HUNTLEY, Tom WESTERBERG, Andy

Members excused:

BROD, Laura
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen

A quorum was present.

Rep. Abeler made introductory comments.

Presentation on Health Care Cost Containment Ideas

Thomas Spencer, Advanced Healing Systems
Carol Shallbetter, MN Citizens with Chronic Wounds
June Schelde, Health Care Administrator
James W. Wren, Jr., MN Citizens with Chronic Wounds
Dr. David Spencer, M.D., Medical Director, Advanced Healing Systems

Rep. Mindy Greiling
Rep. Char Samuelson

Rep. Fran Bradley

Rep. Paul Thissen
Jim Koppel, Children’s Defense Fund

Bill Strusinski, MRSA
Rep. Jim Knoblach
Daniel J. Weir, MRSA

Rep. Tim Wilkin

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