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Health Care Cost Containment Division

TWENTY-SECOND MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 01, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SECOND 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-second meeting to order at 2:45 P.M. on Thursday, March 1, 2006, in Room 300 North of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

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

Members excused:

BROD, Laura

A quorum was not present.

Rep. Abeler made introductory comments.

Testifying on the DE8 amendment to HF 2438 on Section 12:
Mary Theuer, National Joint Powers Alliance

A quorum was present at 3:00 P.M.

Rep. Abeler moved to reconsider HF2438 to be considered by the Health Policy and Finance
Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Abeler moved the DE8 amendment to HF2438 before the committee. THE MOTION
PREVAILED.

Rep. Abeler moved the H2438A1 amendment before the committee. THE MOTION
PREVAILED.

Rep. Abeler discussed the H2438A1 amendment.

Rep. Abeler moved to adopt the H2438A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE
AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Abeler moved an oral amendment:
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Testifying on Reinsurance and Stoploss Markets:
Bob Johnson, Insurance Federation of Minnesota
Robyn Rowen, Insurance Federation of Minnesota

Testifying on Statewide Teacher Health Insurance:
Lee Johansen, Education Minnesota

The meeting was adjourned at 4:27 P.M.

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Rep. Jim Abeler, Chairman


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Jennifer Eilts, Committee Legislative Assistant