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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

FORTIETH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - October 05, 2009

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

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

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Representative Paul Thissen, Chair of the Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:12 P.M. on Monday, October 5, 2009 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

THISSEN, Paul (Chair)
ABELER, Jim
BUNN, Julie
EMMER, Tom
FRITZ, Patti
GARDNER, Paul
HAYDEN, Jeff
HUNTLEY, Tom
LAINE, Carolyn
LOEFFLER, Diane
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim
THAO, Cy
TORKELSON, Paul

Members excused:

BROD, Laura
LIEBLING, Tina (Vice-Chair)
GOTTWALT, Steve
MACK, Tara
KELLY, Tim
RUUD, Maria

A quorum was present.
Minnesota’s State Access Health Program Grant

Stephanie Radtke, Health Care Eligibility and Access, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Average wholesale price changes and Minnesota Health Care Programs pharmacy reimbursement

Sara Drake, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Characteristics of the state's high-risk health insurance pool, the Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association

Lynn Gruber, President, Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association

Representative Fritz assumed the gavel at 2 P.M.
Representative Murphy assumed the gavel at 2:30 P.M.
Representative Thissen assumed the gavel at 2:35 P.M.

Racial disparities and the socioeconomic determinants of health

Penny Wheeler, M.D., Chief Clinical Officer, Allina Hospitals and Clinics
Heather Britt, Research and Innovation Department, Allina Hospitals and Clinics
Patricia Adams, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health
Angie Koch, Director, HealthFinders Collaborative, Inc., Rice County
Diana DuBois, Executive Director, Minnesota International Health Volunteers, Somali Health Care Initiative
Andrea Leinberger-Jabari, M.P.H., Domestic Program Director, Minnesota International Health Volunteers, Somali Health Care Initiative

Health Care and Human Services
Policy and Oversight Committee
October 5, 2009
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Fowsia Ali, Community Health Worker, Minnesota International Health Volunteers, Somali Health Care Initiative
Katherine Burke, Board Member, Minnesota Natural Health Legal Reform Project
Diane Miller, J.D., National Health Freedom Coalition
Jeanne Ayers, Co-Chair, Health Equity Committee, ISAIAH

Poverty in Minnesota

Tom Gillaspy, State Demographer, Minnesota Department of Administration
Representative Carlos Mariani & Representative Morrie Lanning, Executive Committee, Legislative Commission to End Poverty in Minnesota by 2020
Gary Cunningham, Vice President of Program & Chief Programs Officer, Northwest Area Foundation

The meeting was adjourned at 4:45 P.M.




Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR


Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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08:32 - Gavel.
09:02 - Minnesota's State Access Health Program Grant.
37:12 - Average wholesale price changes and Minnesota Health Care Programs pharmacy reimbursement.
56:47 - Characteristics of the state's high-risk health insurance pool, the Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association.
1:45:28 - Racial disparities and the socioeconomic determinants of health.
3:00:42 - Poverty in Minnesota.
Runs 3 hour, 34 minutes.


Minnesota's State Access Health Program Grant
Average wholesale price changes and Minnesota Health Care Programs pharmacy reimbursement
Characteristics of the state's high-risk health insurance pool, the Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association
Racial disparities and the socioeconomic determinants of health
Poverty in Minnesota

*Note: The first two topics will be brief updates from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. No additional testimony will be taken on those topics.