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Health Care Cost Containment Division

SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 26, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 seventeenth meeting to order at 4:40 P.M. on Tuesday, April 26, 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.

Committee action and amendments were considered.

Rep. Abeler moved the DE1 amendment.

The motion prevailed, the amendment was adopted.

Rep. Abeler moved the A14 amendment.

Testifying on the amendment:

Rep. Ron Latz
Sue Stout, Minnesota Hospital Association

The motion prevailed, the amendment was adopted.

Rep. Abeler moved the A10 amendment.

Testifying on the amendment:

Sue Stout, Minnesota Hospital Association
Jay McClaren, Minnesota Department of Health

The motion prevailed, the amendment was adopted.

Rep. Abeler moved the A6 amendment.

Testifying on the amendment:

Sue Stout, Minnesota Hospital Association

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

Rep. Abeler moved the A11 amendment.

Testifying on the amendment:

Sue Stout, Minnesota Hospital Association

The motion prevailed, the amendment was adopted.

Rep. Abeler moved the A13 amendment.

Testifying on the amendment:

Sue Stout, Minnesota Hospital Association
Carolyn Jones, MN Chamber of Commerce

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

Rep. Abeler moved the A9 amendment.

Testifying on the amendment:

John Gross, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Mary Krinkie, Minnesota Hospital Association
Dave Feinwachs, Minnesota Hospital Association

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

The meeting was adjourned at 6:50 PM.

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Rep. Jim Abeler, Chairman
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Jason Flohrs, Committee Legislative Assistant