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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

FORTY– FOURTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 04, 2010

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

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

MINUTES

Representative Paul Thissen, Chair of the Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 4, 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 April 2, 2009, May 1, 2009, May 5, 2009, August 10, 2009, October 5, 2009, November 4, 2009, December 14, 2009 and January 19, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2680 (E. Murphy) Mental health urgent care and consultation services established, general assistance medical care program modified, and money appropriated

Representative Murphy moved that HF2680 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Murphy presented the bill.

Representative Murphy moved the RC-A28 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Gary Gunkel, Vietnam War Veteran
Caleb, Iraq War Veteran
Reverend Bill Beyer, ELCA, Bemidji
Tim Butler, Fire Chief, Saint Paul Fire Department
Gordon Alexander, M.D., President, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
Lawrence Massa, President, Minnesota Hospital Association
Patricia Coldwell, Policy Analyst, Association of Minnesota Counties

Providing testimony in opposition to the bill:

Benjamin Whitten, M.D., President, Minnesota Medical Association
Robert Stevens, President, Ridgeview Medical Center


Representative Abeler moved the RC-A26 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS WITHDRAWN.

Health Care and Human Services
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Representative Abeler moved the RC-A27 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS WITHDRAWN.

Representative Murphy renewed her motion that HF2680, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2736 (Dean) MinnesotaCare coverage and eligibility criteria modified for certain single adults and households without children

Representative Thissen moved that HF2736 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Dean presented the bill.

Representative Thissen renewed his motion the HF2736 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:35 P.M.



Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR



Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2680 (Murphy) - Mental health urgent care and consultation services established, general assistance medical care program modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF2736 (Dean) - MinnesotaCare coverage and eligibility criteria modified for certain single adults and households without children.
House TV Video:
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01:38 - Gavel and introductory remarks.
03:53 - HF2680 (Murphy, E.) Mental health urgent care and consultation services established, general assistance medical care program modified, and money appropriated.
2:16:27 - HF2736 (Dean) Modified MinnesotaCare coverage for certain single adults and households without children.
Runs 2 hours, 31 minutes.