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Health Finance and Policy

NINETEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 24, 2021

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

HEALTH FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Tina Liebling, Chair of the Committee, called the virtual Health Finance and Policy Committee meeting to order at 3:00 P.M. on February 24, 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 Bahner moved that the minutes of February 23, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF363 (Reyer) Hospital and ambulance service claims disallowed.

Representative Reyer moved that HF363 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Reyer presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Jonathan Marchand, United Community Action Partnership
2. James McClean, Government Relations Director, HealthPartners
3. Buck McAlpin, Minnesota Ambulance Association
4. David Feinwachs, Attorney

Representative Reyer renewed her motion that HF363 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

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

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

NAY
SCHOMACKER, Joe
BACKER, Jeff
DEMUTH, Lisa
KIEL, Debra
QUAM, Duane

ABSTAIN
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn

On a vote of 13 AYES, 5 NAYS and 1 ABSTENTION THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1000 (Schultz) For-profit health maintenance organization payment of two percent premium revenue tax clarified, and clarifying changes made.

Representative Schultz moved that HF1000 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Schultz presented her bill.

Representative Schultz moved the H1000A1 Amendment.

Lead Schomacker requested a roll call vote on the amendment. 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 AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schultz renewed her motion that HF1000 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

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

AYE
LIEBLING, Tina
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

EXCUSED
HUOT, John

On a vote of 10 AYES and 8 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1139 (Liebling) Human services commissioner required to determine payback amounts from managed care plans and county-based purchasing plans.

Chair Liebling moved that HF1139 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Chair Liebling moved the H1139DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Liebling explained her bill as amended.

Julie Marquardt, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services responded to member questions.

Testifying:
1. Dan Endreson, Senior Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans

Chair Liebling laid HF1139, as amended, over for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:28 P.M.




________________________________________________________
Representative Tina Liebling, Chair


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Krysta Niedernhöfer, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF363 (Reyer) - Hospital and ambulance service claims disallowed.
  • HF1000 (Schultz) - For-profit health maintenance organization payment of two percent premium revenue tax clarified, additional gross premium tax imposed on health insurers, and clarifying changes made.
  • HF1139 (Liebling) - Human services commissioner required to determine payback amounts from managed care plans and county-based purchasing plans.
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:07 - HF363 (Reyer) Hospital and ambulance service claims disallowed.
41:23 - HF1000 (Schultz) For-profit health maintenance organization payment of two percent premium revenue tax clarified, and clarifying changes made.
55:39 - HF1139 (Liebling) Human services commissioner required to determine payback amounts from managed care plans and county-based purchasing plans.

Runs 1 hour, 27 minutes



HF363 (Reyer) Hospital and ambulance service claims disallowed.
HF1000 (Schultz) For-profit health maintenance organization payment of two percent premium revenue tax clarified, and clarifying changes made.
HF1139 (Liebling) Human services commissioner required to determine payback amounts from managed care plans and county-based purchasing plans.

Agenda items may be added/removed.

Members of the public interested in testifying should email Patrick McQuillan at Patrick.McQuillan@house.mn by 3 pm on Tuesday, February 23rd. Testimony will be limited to two minutes per person. Written testimony will be accepted.

This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01, which may be viewed here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/docs/HmNgjtZ_KkKBF3cKO2DXmw.pdf

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.