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Health Care Cost Containment Division

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 19, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH 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 fifteenth meeting to order at 4:30 A.M. on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 in Room 500N 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
GOODWIN, Barb THISSEN, Paul
HUNTLEY, Tom WESTERBERG, Andy

Members excused:

GREILING, Mindy

A quorum was present.

Rep. Abeler made introductory comments.

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

Mary Hartnett, MCDHH
John Schwarz
John Gross, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Carolyn Jones, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Geoff Bartsh, Health Partners

The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 PM.


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Rep. Jim Abeler, Chairman


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Jason Flohrs, Committee Legislative Assistant