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Health and Human Services Reform

NINTEENTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 10, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REFORM COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Mack, Chair of the Health and Human Services Reform committee, called the meeting to order at 2:55 PM on March 10th, 2015, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

MACK, Tara, Chair

PETERSON, Roz, VC
ALBRIGHT, Tony
ALLEN, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
BAKER, Dave
DEAN, Matt
FISCHER, Peter
FRANSON, Mary
FREIBERG, Mike
KELLY, Tim
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOHMER, Kathy
MASIN, Sandra
MORAN, Rena
MULLERY, Joe
PIERSON, Nels
QUAM, Duane
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
ZERWAS, Nick


Representative Mack called the meeting to order at 2:55 PM. A quorum was present.

Representative Freiberg moved to approve the minutes from March 4th, 2015. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dean assumed the gavel at 2:56 PM.

Representative Mack moved that HF5 be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Testifying on behalf of HF5 were Mike Turpin, General Counsel for MNsure, Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Chris Schneeman, Seven Hills Benefits, Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters, Katherine Kmit, Minnesota Council of Health Plans, and Rochelle Westlund, Association of Minnesota Counties.

Representative Mack moved to adopt the A9 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mack moved to adopt an oral amendment:

“Strike section 2.” THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schultz moved to adopt the A1 amendment.

Representative Masin requested a roll call:

AYES NAYS

ALLEN, Susan MACK, Tara
FISCHER, Peter PETERSON, Roz
FREIBERG, Peter ALBRIGHT, Tony
LIEBLING, Tina BACKER, Jeff
LOEFFLER, Diane BAKER, Dave
MASIN, Sandra DEAN, Matt
MORAN, Rena FRANSON, Mary
MULLERY, Joe KELLY, Tim
SCHULTZ, Jennifer LOHMER, Kathy
PIERSON, Nels
QUAM, Duane
SCHOMACKER, Joe
ZERWAS, Nick

There being 9 AYES and 13 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Dean withdrew the A5 amendment.

Representative Dean moved to adopt the A8 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Liebling moved an oral amendment:

“Delete lines 3.6 through 4.32 from A9 amendment.”

Representative Liebling requested a roll call vote:

AYES NAYS ABSENT

FISCHER, Peter MACK, Tara ALLEN, Susan
FREIBERG, Mike PETERSON, Roz
LIEBLING, Tina ALBRIGHT, Tony
LOEFFLER, Diane BACKER, Jeff
MASIN, Sandra BAKER, Dave
MORAN, Rena DEAN, Matt
MULLERY, Joe FRANSON, Mary
SCHULTZ, Jennifer KELLY, Tim
LOHMER, Kathy
PIERSON, Nels
QUAM, Duane
SCHOMACKER, Joe
ZERWAS, Nick

There being 8 AYES and 13 NAYS, THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF5, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:29 PM.




Representative Tara Mack, Chair



Rachael Bucholz, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF5 (Mack) - MNsure; commerce commissioner required to seek federal approval, salary limit imposed, health plan approval rates specified, notification of enrollment information required, individual coverage option provided, product lines prohibited, small business health care tax credit expansion proposal required, MNsure organizational changes made, background checks required, and exemptions removed.
Documents:
House TV Video:
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09:20 - Gavel.
10:50 - HF5 (Mack) Commerce commissioner required to seek federal approval to allow the purchase of qualified health plans and the receipt of premium tax credits and cost sharing reductions outside of MNsure, managerial employee compensation provided, and exemptions removed.
Runs 1 hour, 34 minutes.