Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

Health and Human Services Reform

THIRTY SECOND MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 28, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REFORM COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Gottwalt, Chair, of the Health and Human Services Reform Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:31 P.M. on February 28, 2012, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

GOTTWALT, Steve, Chair
MACK, Tara, Vice Chair
ABELER, Jim
ALLEN, Susan
BARRETT, Bob
BENSON, Mike
FRANSON, Mary
FRITZ, Patti
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HOSCH, Larry
HUNTLEY, Thomas
KIFFMEYER, Mary
LIEBLING, Tina
LOHMER, Kathy
MCDONALD, Joe
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn
MORAN, Rena
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim
PETERSON, Sondra
QUAM, Duane

Representative Gottwalt began the meeting at 2:31 P.M. A quorum was not present.
Representative Gottwalt officially called the meeting to order at 2:33. A quorum was present.

HF2251 (Anderson, D.) Health maintenance organizations regulatory authority shifted from the commissioner of health to the commissioner of commerce.

Representative Liebling moved the approval of the minutes of February 22, 2012 THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Gruenhagen moved that HF2251 be recommended to pass and be sent to the Committee on Commerce. .

Testifying on HF2251 were:
Representative Anderson, (D.)
Twila Brase, President, Citizens' Council for Health Freedom
Jim Koppel, Minnesota Department of Health
Kathryn Kmit, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
John Reich, Minnesota Department of Commerce

Representative Gruenhagen renews his motion that HF2251 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Representative Liebling requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES ` NAYS ABSENT
GOTTWALT, Steve ALLEN, Susan PETERSON, Sondra


MACK, Tara FRITZ, Patti
ABELER, Jim HOSCH, Larry
BARRETT, Bob HUNTLEY, Thomas
BENSON, Mike LIEBLING, Tina
FRANSON, Mary MORAN, Rena
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn MURPHY, Erin
KIFFMEYER, Mary NORTON, Kim
LOHMER, Kathy
MCDONALD, Joe
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn
QUAM, Duane

On a vote of 12 AYES and 8 NAYS. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mack assumed the gavel at 2:57 P.M.

HF1986 (Gottwalt) Healthy Minnesota contribution program eligibility modified.

Representative Gottwalt moved that HF1986 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. .

Representative Gottwalt moved the HF1986A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1986 were:

Representative Gottwalt
Ron Elwood, Staff Attorney, Legal Services Advocacy Project
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI MN
Scott Leitz, Minnesota Department of Human Services
John Reich, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Representative Gottwalt renewed his motion that HF1986, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Liebling requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


AYES ` NAYS ABSENT
GOTTWALT, Steve ALLEN, Susan PETERSON, Sondra
MACK, Tara FRITZ, Patti QUAM, Duane
ABELER, Jim HOSCH, Larry
BARRETT, Bob HUNTLEY, Thomas
BENSON, Mike LIEBLING, Tina
FRANSON, Mary MORAN, Rena
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn MURPHY, Erin
KIFFMEYER, Mary NORTON, Kim
LOHMER, Kathy
MCDONALD, Joe
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn


On a vote of 11 AYES and 8 NAYS. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2412 (Gottwalt)/ HF2241 (Laine) Managed care plan financial reporting changes made, and an annual independent third-party audit required.

Representative Gottwalt moved that HF2412 (Gottwalt)/ HF2241 (Laine) be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Abeler moved the H2412A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.



Representative Liebling moved the H2412A5 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS WITHDRAWN.

Testifying on HF2412 were:

Representative Gottwalt
Representative Hosch
Representative Laine
Dr. Robert Meiches, MN Medical Association
Linda Hamilton, RN, President, MN Nurses Association
Geoff Bartsch, Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations, Medica
Jim Riemann, MMGMA
Kevin Goodno, MN Chiropractors Association
Jim Pryzbilla, President, Prime West
John Klein, Chief Financial Officer, Prime West
Buddy Robinson, Co-Coordinator, Greater Minnesota Health Care Coalition (GMHCC)
Dr. Michael Perpich, Minnesota Dental Association First Vice President
David Feinwachs
Dr. Michael Joyce, D.P.M. Minnesota Podiatric Medical Association Board Member
Twila Brase, President, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom
Scott Leitz, Minnesota Department of Human Services
John Reich, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Jim Golden, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Representative Abeler assumed the gavel at 4:28 P.M.

Representative Gottwalt renewed his motion that HF2412 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:17 PM.

_______________________________________
Representative Steve Gottwalt, Chair

_______________________________________
Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Asst.
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2251 (Anderson) - Health maintenance organizations regulatory authority shifted from the commissioner of health to the commissioner of commerce.
  • HF2412 (Gottwalt) - Managed care plan financial reporting changes made, an annual independent third-party audit required, and reporting requirements eliminated and modified.
  • HF2241 (Laine) - Managed care plan financial reporting changes required, and annual independent third-party audit required.
  • HF1986 (Gottwalt) - Healthy Minnesota contribution program eligibility modified.
Documents:

HF2241 will be informational.
Equal time will be given for each side. If you wish to testify, please contact Holly Iverson via email at holly.iverson@house.mn
Please have amendments submitted to Holly Iverson by 2:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27.
Additional bills may be added to the agenda.