STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE DIVISION
Representative Liebling, Chair of the Division, called the meeting to order at 1:11 P.M. on September 26, 2019 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
LIEBLING, Tina, Chair
SCHOMACKER, Joe, Lead Republican
MANN, Alice, Vice-Chair
A quorum was present.
Attorney General Ellison presented an update on the Advisory Task Force on Lowering Pharmaceutical Drug Prices.
Representative Howard presented an update on the community conversations on insulin and the Alex Smith Emergency Insulin Act.
Testifying in support:
-Nicole Smith-Holt, Citizen Advocate
-Cindy Scherer Boyd, Citizen Advocate
Cody Wiberg, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Pharmacy, responded to member questions.
Presenting Health Plan Updates on insulin co-pays for plan year 2020:
-Jay McLaren, Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations, Medica
-Barbara Cox, Senior Director of Government Relations, HealthPartners
-Ghita Worcester, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Chief Marketing Officer, UCare
-Lin Nelson, Director of Legislative Affairs, Chief Lobbyist, BlueCross and BlueShield
The meeting was adjourned at 3:24 P.M.
Representative Tina Liebling, Chair
Krysta Niedernhöfer, Committee Legislative Assistant