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Health Care Cost Containment Division

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 08, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD 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-third meeting to order at 4:45 P.M. on Wednesday, March 8, 2006, in Room 300 North of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

ABELER, Jim, Chairman
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
POWELL, Duke
SAMUELSON, Char


Members excused:

BRADLEY, Fran
BROD, Laura
HUNTLEY, Tom
THISSEN, Paul
GREILING, Mindy
GOODWIN, Barb
WESTERBERG, Andy

A quorum was not present.

Rep. Abeler made introductory comments.

Testifying on Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association:
John Schwarz, Direcotr, United Health System
Lynn Gruber, President, Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association

Testifying on the health insurance services provided by the Service Cooperatives:
Paul Brinkman, Executive Director of Northeast Service Cooperatives
Sam Walseth, Representative, Service Cooperatives

Testifying on Stoploss Rates:
Robyn Rowen, Insurance Federation of Minnesota

Testifying on the health insurance services provided by Advocates for Marketplace Options on Mainstreet (AMOM)
Liz Quam, Executive Vice President, AMOM

The meeting was adjourned at 6:02 PM.



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Rep. Jim Abeler, Chairman



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Jennifer Eilts, Committee Legislative Assistant