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Health Care Cost Containment Division

FOURTEENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 18, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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 12:30 P.M. on Monday, April 18, 2005 in Room 500N of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

ABELER, Jim, Chairman POWELL, Duke
BROD, Laura SAMUELSON, Char
GOODWIN, Barb THISSEN, Paul
HUNTLEY, Tom WESTERBERG, Andy

Members excused:

BRADLEY, Fran OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
GREILING, Mindy

A quorum was present.

Rep. Abeler made introductory comments.

Consideration and Public Testimony on Language on Chairman Abeler’s Health Care Cost
Containment Ideas for a Division Proposal

Julie Brunner, MN Council of Health Plans
Dave Renner, MMA
Bob Johnson, Insurance Federation of Minnesota
Moncena Rowley, Minneapolis resident
Beth Hartwig, MN Business Partnership
Joel Carlson, MTLA

The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 PM.


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Rep. Jim Abeler, Chairman



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Jason Flohrs, Committee Legislative Assistant