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Health Finance and Policy

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 01, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST 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 1:00 P.M. on March 1, 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 Munson moved that the minutes of February 26, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF19 (Morrison) Direct injectable drugs reimbursement provisions under medical assistance modified.

Representative Morrison moved that HF19 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Morrison presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Dr. Emily Brunner, the Immediate Past President of the Minnesota Society of Addiction Medicine (MNSAM)
2. Dr. Jonathan Uecker, Medical Director, Nystrom

Chad Hope, ?Deputy Director, Division of Purchasing and Service Delivery, Minnesota Department of Human Services responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF19 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF1419 (Hassan) Skin lightening creams containing mercury public awareness campaign created, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF1419 (Hassan) be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Chair Liebling moved the H1419A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hassan presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Amira Adawe, The Beautywell Project

Chair Liebling laid over HF1419, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF256 (Morrison) Human services commissioner directed to seek federal funding for the development of recuperative health homes.

Representative Morrison moved that HF256 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Morrison presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Dr. Danielle Robertshaw, Medical Director of Hennepin Healthcare for the Homeless

Tara Erickson, Contract Lobbyist, Hennepin County Medical Center, responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF256 for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

HF633 (Bierman) First Engrossment Individual and small group health plan offerings required to include predeductible, flat co-pay on prescription drug option.

Representative Bierman moved that HF633 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Bierman presented his bill.

Testifying:
1. Brian Arnold, Specialty Pharmacist, Plymouth
1. Dana Bacon, Minnesota Government Affairs Director, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Chair Liebling laid over HF633, First Engrossment, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:23 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:
  • HF1419 (Hassan) - Skin lightening creams containing mercury public awareness campaign created, and money appropriated.
  • HF19 (Morrison) - Direct injectable drugs reimbursement provisions under medical assistance modified.
  • HF256 (Morrison) - Human services commissioner directed to seek federal funding for the development of recuperative health homes.
  • HF633 (Bierman) - Individual and small group health plan offerings required to include predeductible, flat co-pay on prescription drug option.
House TV Video:
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03:00 - HF19 (Morrison) Direct injectable drugs reimbursement provisions under medical assistance modified.
27:15 - HF1419 (Hassan) Skin lightening creams containing mercury public awareness campaign created, and money appropriated
39:30 - HF256 (Morrison) Human services commissioner directed to seek federal funding for the development of recuperative health homes.
1:00:40 - HF633 (Bierman) Individual and small group health plan offerings required to include pre-deductible, flat co-pay on prescription drug option.



HF1419 (Hassan) Skin lightening creams containing mercury public awareness campaign created, and money appropriated.
HF19 (Morrison) Direct injectable drugs reimbursement provisions under medical assistance modified.
HF256 (Morrison) Human services commissioner directed to seek federal funding for the development of recuperative health homes.
HF633 (Bierman) Individual and small group health plan offerings required to include pre-deductible, flat co-pay on prescription drug option.

Agenda items may be added/removed.

Members of the public interested in testifying on should email Patrick McQuillan at Patrick.McQuillan@house.mn by 1 pm on Sunday, February 28th. 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.