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Health Care Cost Containment Division

NINETEENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - May 06, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 nineteenth meeting to order at 11:45 A.M. on Friday May 6, 2005, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

ABELER, Jim, Chairman HUNTLEY, Tom
BRADLEY, Fran OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
BROD, Laura POWELL, Duke
GOODWIN, Barb SAMUELSON, Char
GREILING, Mindy THISSEN, Paul

Members excused:

WESTERBERG, Andy

A quorum was present.

Rep. Abeler made introductory comments.

Rep. Abeler moved the DE4-3 amendment to HF 2438.

The motion passed, the amendment was adopted.

Rep. Abeler moved an oral amendment to the DE4-3 amendment:

Pg 1, ln 5, reinstate original language.

Rep. Abeler withdrew his motion.

Rep. Abeler moved an oral amendment to the DE4-3 amendment:

Pg 1, ln 14, delete “provides full Minnesota benefits”, and insert “is subject
to Minnesota law”.

The motion passed, the amendment was adopted.

Rep. Abeler moved an oral amendment to the DE4-3 amendment:

Pg 4, ln 14, delete “charges” and insert “payments”.
Pg 4, ln 17, delete “charge” and insert “payment”.
Pg 4, ln 22, delete “charge” and insert “payment”.

Testifying on the DE3 amendment

Geoff Bartsh, Health Partners

The motion passed, the amendment was adopted.

Rep. Bradley moved an oral amendment to the DE4-3 amendment:

Pg 9, lns 35-36 and pg 10, lns 1-4, reinstate stricken language.

The motion passed, the amendment was adopted.

Rep. Greiling moved an oral amendment to the DE4-3 amendment:

Pg 10, ln 2, insert “,” after “hypertension”, and delete “and”.
Pg 10, ln 3, insert “, and depression” after “diseases”.

The motion passed, the amendment was adopted.

Rep. Goodwin moved an oral amendment to the DE4-3 amendment:

Pg 10, lns 30-36 and p 11, lns 1-7, reinstate stricken language.

Testifying on the motion:

Julie Sonier, Minnesota Department of Health

The motion passed, the amendment was adopted.

Rep. Abeler moved that staff shall be instructed to make appropriate technical changes to require a report to the legislature only when a study is actually completed.

Testifying on the motion:

Pat Sexton, MN Dept of Commerce

The motion passed.

Rep. Abeler renewed his motion that HF 2438, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on
Health Policy and Finance.

The motion passed, the bill will be re-referred.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:00 PM.

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Rep. Jim Abeler, Chairman


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Jason Flohrs, Committee Legislative Assistant