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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

FIFTIETH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 23, 2010

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

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND OVERSIGHT
Chairs, 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 Tuesday, February 23, 2010 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
TORKELSON, Paul

A quorum was present.

Representative Huntley moved the minutes of February 18, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3066 (Thissen) Administrative expense data reporting required, the Advisory Group on Administrative Expenses established, and money appropriated.

Representative Thissen moved that HF3066 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Buddy Robinson, Co-Coordinator, Greater Minnesota Health Care Coalition

Representative Abeler moved the H3066A1 amendment.

Providing testimony in support of the amendment:

Dave Feinwachs, General Counsel, Minnesota Hospital Association

Providing testimony in opposition of the amendment:

Julie Brunner, Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Tom Lehman, Prime West Itasca County Based Purchasing

Representative Abeler withdrew his amendment.

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF3066 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Thissen assumed the gavel at 3:20 P.M.

HF135 (Bly) Health care availability and affordability for every Minnesotan guaranteed; Minnesota Health Plan, Minnesota Health Board, Minnesota Health Fund, Office of Health

Health Care and Human Services
Policy and Oversight Committee
February 23, 2010
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Quality and Planning, Patient advocacy ombudsman, and inspector general for the Minnesota Health Plan established; and money appropriated.

Representative Laine moved that HF135 be taken off the table and be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Bly provided information on the bill.

Representative Laine moved the H0135A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Laine renewed her motion that HF135, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Gottwalt requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYE NAY EXCUSED PASSED

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


On a vote of 11 AYES and 6 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:15 P.M.


Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR


Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3066 (Thissen) - Administrative expense data reporting required, the Advisory Group on Administrative Expenses established, and money appropriated.
  • HF135 (Bly) - Health care availability and affordability for every Minnesotan guaranteed; Minnesota Health Plan, Minnesota Health Board, Minnesota Health Fund, Office of Health Quality and Planning, patient advocacy ombudsman, and inspector general for the Minnesota Health Plan established; and money appropriated.
Documents:

*No testimony will be taken on HF135 as this bill was heard by the committee during the 2009 legislative session.