STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST 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 twenty-first meeting to order at 10:20 A.M. on Tuesday, February 28, 2006, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
ABELER, Jim, Chairman OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
BROD, Laura POWELL, Duke
GOODWIN, Barb SAMUELSON, Char
GREILING, Mindy THISSEN, Paul
A quorum was present.
Rep. Abeler made introductory comments.
Testifying on Health Insurance Coverage in Minnesota:
Scott Leitz, Director, Office of Health Policy, Statistics and Informatics, Minnesota Department of Health
Julie Sonier, Director, Health Economics Program, Minnesota Department of Health
Testifying as a Business Owner’s Options to Purchase Affordable Insurance:
Harold Hamilton, CEO, Micro Control
Mike Hickey, Representative, National Federation of Independent Business - Minnesota
Rep. Samuelson moved the approval of the 1/20/05, 1/26/05, 2/2/05, 2/8/05, 2/15/05, 2/23/05, 3/1/05, 3/8/05, 3/15/05, 3/22/05, 3/29/05, 4/5/05, 4/12/05, 4/18/05, 4/19/05, 4/20/05, 4/26/05, and 4/28/05 meeting minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.
Testifying on Workers’ Compensation Reinsurance Association:
Buzz Cummins, President and CEO, Workers’ Compensation Reinsurance Association
Rep. Abeler discussed the DE8 amendment to HF2438.
Testifying on Health Insurance Pooling:
Kim Thompson, Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters
The meeting adjourned at 1:02 P.M.
Rep. Jim Abeler, Chairman
Jennifer Eilts, Committee Legislative Assistant