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TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING Joint hearing

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 14, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE & HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES REFORM JOINT COMMITTEE

MINUTES

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
Anderson, Diane
Franson, Mary
Fritz, Patti
Gottwalt, Steve
Hamilton, Rod
Hosch, Larry
Laine, Carolyn
Lanning, Morrie
Liebling, Tina
Lohmer, Kathy
Loeffler, Diane
Mack, Tara
McDonald, Joe
McElfatrick, Carolyn
Murphy, Erin
Schomacker, Joe
Slawik, Nora

Members excused: Health & Human Finance
None

Members present: Health & Human Reform

Gottwalt, Steve, Chair
Mack, Tara, Vice Chair
Abeler, Jim
Barrett, Bob
Benson, Mike
Franson, Mary
Fritz, Patti
Gruenhagen, Glenn
Hosch, Larry
Huntley, Thomas
Kiffmeyer, Mary
Liebling, Tina
Loeffler, Diane
Lohmer, Kathy
McDonald, Joe
McElfatrick, Carolyn
Moran, Rena
Murphy, Erin
Norton, Kim
Peterson, Sandra
Quam, Duane
Members excused: Health & Human Reform

None

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.

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Representative Jim Abeler, Chair


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Representative Steve Gottwalt, Chair


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Andy Leer, Committee Legislative Assistant


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Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant
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