STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE & HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES REFORM JOINT COMMITTEE
Representative Abeler, Chair of the Health & Human Services Finance Committee, called the joint meeting to order at 12:34 P.M. on February 14, 2012, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committees Legislative Assistant noted the rolls.
Members present: Health & Human Finance
Abeler, Jim, Chair
Kiffmeyer, Mary, Vice Chair
Members excused: Health & Human Finance
Members present: Health & Human Reform
Gottwalt, Steve, Chair
Mack, Tara, Vice Chair
Members excused: Health & Human Reform
Chair Abeler called the meeting to order at 12:34 P.M.
A quorum was present.
Presentations on HMO Transparency and Rate Setting:
Dave Feinwachs, Attorney
Lucinda Jesson, Commissioner, Department of Human Services
Scott Leitz, Assistant Commissioner, Health Care, Department of Human Services
Julie Brunner, Executive Director of the Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Geoff Bartsh, Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations, Medica
Ghita Worcester, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Marketing, UCARE
Chair Abeler recessed the joint committee meeting at 2:17 P.M.
Representative Gottwalt re-convened the joint meeting at 2:31 P.M.
Presentation on HMO Transparency was continued and testimony was given by the above testifiers and:
Julia Phillips, Minnesota Department of Commerce
The meeting was adjourned at 4:04 P.M.
Representative Jim Abeler, Chair
Representative Steve Gottwalt, Chair
Andy Leer, Committee Legislative Assistant
Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant