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Health Finance and Policy

SEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 26, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

HEALTH FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Tina Liebling, Chair of the Division, called the virtual Health Finance and Policy Committee meeting to order at 3:00 P.M. on January 26, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
LIEBLING, Tina, Chair
HUOT, John, Vice Chair
SCHOMACKER, Joe, Minority Lead
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
DEMUTH, Lisa
FREIBERG, Mike
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MORRISION, Kelly
MUNSON, Jeremy
PRYOR, Laurie
QUAM, Duane
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

A quorum was present.

Representative Backer moved that the minutes of January 25, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Grace Arnold, Acting Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Commerce, presented an overview of Minnesota individual and small group insurance markets.

HF11 (Schultz) MinnesotaCare eligibility expanded and public option established, enrollee premiums modified, affordability definition modified for families, and alternative delivery and payment system implementation plan and recommendations required.

Representative Schultz moved that HF11 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Commerce Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Schultz then moved the H0011DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Schultz presented her bill.

Testifying:

1) Cindy VanDerPol, farmer/owner, Pastures A Plenty Farm, Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) member
2) Dan Marshall, Owner, Mischief Toy Store/Main Street Alliance
3) Dan Endreson, Senior Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
4) Jack Ramsland, Land Stewardship Project
5) Dan Dwight, Health Policy Director, Minnesota Business Partnership
6) Emilia, Unidos MN
7) Bentley Graves, Director, Health Care & Transportation Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
8) Theresa Meis, TakeAction MN

Minority Lead Schomacker moved the H0011A4 Amendment. He explained the amendment and then withdrew it.

Minority Lead Schomacker moved the H0011A6 Amendment. He explained the amendment and then withdrew it.

Representative Gruenhagen moved the H0011A7 Amendment. He explained the amendment and requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYE
SCHOMACKER, Joe
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
DEMUTH, Lisa
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MUNSON, Jeremy
QUAM, Duane

NAY
LIEBLING, Tina
HUOT, John
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
FREIBERG, Mike
MORRISON, Kelly
PRYOR, Laurie
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

On a vote of 8 AYES and 11 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Schultz renewed her motion that HF11, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Commerce Finance and Policy Committee.

Chair Liebling stated there would be a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYE
LIEBLING, Tina
HUOT, John
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
FREIBERG, Mike
MORRISON, Kelly
PRYOR, Laurie
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

NAY
SCHOMACKER, Joe
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
DEMUTH, Lisa
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MUNSON, Jeremy
QUAM, Duane

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

The meeting was adjourned at 4:21 P.M.



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Representative Tina Liebling, Chair



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Krysta Niedernhöfer, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF11 (Schultz) - Public option created, MinnesotaCare eligibility expanded, enrollee premiums modified, and implementation plan and recommendations required for an alternative delivery and payment system.
House TV Video:
View Archive

Individual market overview.
- Department of Commerce.
HF11 (Schultz) MinnesotaCare eligibility expanded and public option established, enrollee premiums modified, affordability definition modified for families, and alternative delivery and payment system implementation plan and recommendations required.


Individual Market Overview
Minnesota Department of Commerce

HF11 (Schultz) MinnesotaCare eligibility expanded and public option established, enrollee premiums modified, affordability definition modified for families, and alternative delivery and payment system implementation plan and recommendations required.

Agenda items may be added.

Those interested in public testimony should contact Patrick McQuillan at Patrick.McQuillan@house.mn by 3 pm on Monday, January 25th. Testimony will be limited to two minutes.

This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01, which may be viewed here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp
Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp.

NOTE: Channels HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

Meeting documents will be posted on the House Health Finance and Policy Committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92011.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. For other questions, please contact Patrick McQuillan (patrick.mcquillan@house.mn).

The MN House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote meetings to be held that are accessible to the public. Thank you for your patience as we adapt.