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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

JOINT COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND OVERSIGHT AND COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE DIVISION

2009-2010 Regular Session - December 14, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY- SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

JOINT COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND OVERSIGHT AND COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE DIVISION

Chairs, Representative Paul Thissen and Representative Tom Huntley

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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, December 14, 2009 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

THISSEN, Paul (Co-Chair)
HUNTLEY, Tom (Co-Chair)
ABELER, Jim
BROD, Laura
BUNN, Julie
DEAN, Matt
FRITZ, Patti
GARDNER, Paul
HAYDEN, Jeff
HOSCH, Larry
KIFFMEYER, Mary
LAINE, Carolyn
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
MACK, Tara
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim
PEPPIN, Joyce
PETERSON, Sandra
RUUD, Maria
SLAWIK, Nora
TORKELSON, Paul


Members excused:

ANZELC, Tom
EMMER, Tom
GOTTWALT, Steve
KELLY, Tim
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
SCALZE, Bev
THAO, Cy
CARLSON, Lyndon (HCHS Finance Ex-officio)
SOLBERG, Loren (HCHS Finance Ex-officio)


A quorum was present.

MinnesotaCare auto-enrollment and transition for current GAMC enrollees

Cal Ludeman, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Stephanie Radke, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Kristin Dybdal, Minnesota Management and Budget

SC7048-6 (E. Murphy) A bill for an act relating to health care; modifying the general assistance medical care program

Representative Murphy presented the bill and the SCS7048-6 amendment.

RC072 (Dean) A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying MinnesotaCare coverage for certain single adults and households without children

Representative Dean presented the bill.

Public testimony on GAMC alternative proposals

Mike Opat, Chair, Hennepin County Board of Commissioners
David Godfrey, Public Policy Program Manager, Hennepin County Medical Center
Mike Harristhal, Vice President of Public Policy and Strategy, Hennepin County Medical Center

Joint Health Care and Human Services
Policy and Oversight Committee and
Health Care and Human Services Finance
Division
December 14, 2009
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Eliot Seide, Executive Director, AFSCME Council 5
Steve Fitze, AFSCME Local 1164, Fairview University Hospital
Judy Minter, AFSCME Local 722, Regions Hospital
Brian McNeill, AFSCME Local 2474, Hennepin County Medical Center
Robert Fisher, private citizen

Representative Liebling assumed the gavel at 3:30 P.M.

Monica Nilsson, Director of Street Outreach, St. Stephen's Human Services

Representative Huntley assumed the gavel at 3:40 P.M.

Maureen O'Connell, Advocacy Director, Legal Services Advocacy Project

Representative Thissen assumed the gavel at 3:45 P.M.

Michael Scandrett, GAMC Alliance, Minnesota Safety Net Coalition
Mary Krinkie, Vice President, Government Relations, Minnesota Hospital Association
Keith Carlson, Executive Director, Minnesota Inter-County Association
Steve Vincent, L.P., Ph.D., Chair, Legislative Committee, Minnesota Psychological Association
Bob Melson, LADC, Chair, Public Policy Committee, MARRCH

The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 P.M.



Rep. Paul Thissen, Co-CHAIR




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Rep. Tom Huntley, Co-CHAIR





Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

General Assistance Medical Care alternative proposals

*This hearing will be the opportunity for legislators, organizations, and members of the public to present their GAMC proposals for possible inclusion in a House/Senate bill. Please contact Kate Perushek or Dan Pollock if you would like to testify. Time allowed will depend on the number of requests received.