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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

SEVENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - January 28, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND OVERSIGHT
Chair, Representative Paul Thissen

MINUTES


Representative Tina Liebling, Vice-Chair of the Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:50 P.M. on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

THISSEN, Paul (Chair)
LIEBLING, Tina (Vice-Chair)
ABELER, Jim
BROD, Laura
BUNN, Julie
EMMER, Tom
FRITZ, Patti
GARDNER, Paul
GOTTWALT, Steve
HAYDEN, Jeff
HUNTLEY, Tom
KELLY, Tim
LAINE, Carolyn
LOEFFLER, Diane
MACK, Tara
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim
RUUD, Maria
THAO, Cy




Members excused:

TORKELSON, Paul

A quorum was present.

Representative Hayden moved that the minutes of January 27, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF174 (Thissen) Minnesota Health Security Act

Representative Thissen moved that HF174 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Thissen presented the bill.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Linda Slattengren, President, Minnesota Nurses Association
Carole Specktor, Legislative and Advocacy Director, Children’s Defense Fund - Minnesota
Jeanne Sedgwick, 2008 Minnesota School Nurse of the Year, Resident of St. Paul
David Sumnicht, Owner, Advantage Payroll Services, Resident of Edina
Lynn Schurman, Owner, Cold Spring Bakery, Resident of St. Cloud
Bethany Gladhill, Parent, Resident of Minneapolis
Barb Thomasson, Parent and Grandparent, Resident of Fridley

Providing testimony in opposition to the bill:

Dannette Coleman, Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations, Medica, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Stacia Smith, Director of Workforce and Health Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Twila Brase, President, Citizens’ Council on Health Care

Representative Emmer moved that HF174 be laid on the table. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Health Care and Human Services
Policy and Oversight Committee
January 28, 2009
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Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF174 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:55 P.M.


Rep. Tina Liebling, VICE-CHAIR


Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
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HF174 (Thissen) Minnesota health security account created, Minnesota health security program established