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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

FORTH MEETING - Ways and Means

January 26, 2015

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

WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Knoblach, Chair of the Ways & Means Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:17 A.M. on January 26, 2015 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

KNOBLACH, Jim, Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony, VC
ANDERSON, Sarah
CARLSON, Lyndon
CORNISH, Tony
DAVIDS, Greg
DEAN, Matt
DETTMER, Bob
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
GUNTHER, Bob
HACKBARTH, Tom
HAMILTON, Rod
HORNSTEIN, Frank
KAHN, Phyllis
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
LIEBLING, Tina
LOON, Jenifer
MAHONEY, Tim
McNAMARA, Denny
MURPHY, Mary
NORNES, Bud
TORKELSON, Paul
URDAHL, Dean
WAGENIUS, Jean


Members Excused:

GAROFALO, Pat
HILSTROM, Deb
PELOWSKI, Gene
POPPE, Jeanne

Representative Knoblach called the meeting to order at 10:17 A.M.

A quorum was present.

Representative Carlson moved the minutes of January 21, 2015 to be approved after the following correction: page 3, add a colon instead of a period to the time. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Shawn Welch, Research Director, Minnesota Department of Human Services, Karen Giusto, State Program Administrative Director, Minnesota Department of Human Services, and Susan Snyder, Assistant Director Reports and Forecasts, Minnesota Department of Human Services testified on Medical Assistance.

James Nobels, Minnesota State Auditor, and Cecile Ferkul, Deputy Legislative Auditor testified on the Department of Human Services Oversight of MNsure Eligibility Determinations for Public Health Care Programs, October 2013 through April 2014.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:05 P.M.





Representative Jim Knoblach, Chair




Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Department of Human Services: Presentation on the projected $1.4 Billion increase in MA spending (+16.8%) Legislative Auditor: Ongoing concerns with DHS program eligibility verification

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03:08 - Gavel. 03:55 - Department of Human Services:. - Presentation on the projected $1.4 billion increase in Medical Assistance (MA) spending (+16.8%). 1:20:40 - Legislative Auditor:. - Ongoing concerns with DHS program eligibility verification. Runs 1 hour, 47 minutes.