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Health Care Cost Containment Division

SIXTEENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 20, 2005

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 sixteenth meeting to order at 1:45 P.M. on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 in Room 500S of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

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

Members excused:

BROD, Laura
GREILING, Mindy

A quorum was present.

Rep. Abeler made introductory comments.

Committee action and amendments were considered.

Rep. Thissen moved the A4 amendment.

The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Rep. Abeler moved to reconsider the A4 amendment, for procedural reasons.

The motion prevailed.

Rep. Thissen withdrew his amendment.

Rep. Abeler moved that HF 2438 be recommended to pass, and be re-referred to the committee on
Health Policy and Finance.

Rep. Thissen moved the A4 amendment.

The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted, as amended.

Rep. Abeler moved an oral amendment to HF 2438:

p.36-38, delete Section 2 in its entirety.

The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Rep. Goodwin moved the A5 amendment.

Testifying on the A5 amendment:

Carolyn Jones, MN Chamber of Commerce

The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted, as amended.

Rep. Abeler moved the A3 amendment.

Testifying on the A3 amendment:

John Gross, MN Department of Commerce

Rep. Abeler withdrew his amendment.

Rep. Abeler moved an oral amendment to HF 2438:

Delete Sections 2 and 8 of Article 4.

The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Rep. Goodwin moved an oral amendment to HF 2438:

Pg 9, ln 6, insert “in compliance with applicable data health privacy laws”
after “status”.

Testifying on the amendment:

John Gross, MN Department of Commerce
Philip Stalboerger, Blue Cross/Blue Shield

The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Testifying on HF 2438:

Geoff Bartsh, Health Partners
John Gross, MN Department of Commerce

The meeting was adjourned at 3:00 PM.


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Rep. Jim Abeler, Chairman


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Jason Flohrs, Committee Legislative Assistant