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Health Finance and Policy

THIRTY-THIRD MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 22, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-THIRD 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 22, 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

Members excused:

A quorum was present.

Representative Huot moved that the minutes of March 19, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2113 (Morrison) COVID-19; vaccine distribution requirements established, equitable vaccine distribution provided, and data reporting and provision required.

Representative Morrison moved that HF2113 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Morrison moved the H2113A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Morrison and Representative J. Xiong presented HF2113.

Testifying:
1. Jan Malcolm, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
2. Dr. Nathan Chomilo, Medical Director for Medicaid, MDH
3. Dr. Hannah Lichtsinn, Board Member, American Academy of Pediatrics – Minnesota Chapter
4. Ellen Armendáriz Stumbo, Parent Advocate
5. Nikki Villavicencio, Disability Rights Advocate
6. Dr Eduardo Medina, Minnesota Immigrant Health Alliance and Frente de Acción Latinos en Minnesota
7. Bryce Maples, Board Member, Our Stories Our Health
8. Maren Hulden, Attorney, Legal Aid/Disability Law Center
9. KaYing Yang, Director of Programs, Coalition of Asian American Leaders
10. Mónica María Hurtado, Racial Justice and Health Equity Organizer, Voices for Racial Justice
11. Imam Asad Zaman, Executive Director, Minnesota Muslim American Society
12. Vayong Moua Director of Racial and Health Equity Advocacy, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
13. Jaime Martinez, Co-Chair of Health Equity Committee, Minnesota Public Health Association
14. Dr. Alex Harsha Bangura, Family Medicine Physician

Chair Liebling laid over HF2113, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF669 (Morrison) Timely provider credentialing by health plan company requirements established.

Representative Morrison moved that HF669 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Morrison presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Brenda Reinhardt, Business Office Manager, VitreoRetinal Surgery, MMGMA Member

Chair Liebling laid over HF669 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF2138 (Hassan) Health, safety, and community engagement program funding provided; and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF2138 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Gomez presented the bill.

Testifying:
1. Margarita Ortega, Senior Executive Assistant, Little Earth Resident Association
2. Joe Beaulieu, Executive Director, Little Earth Resident Association

Chair Liebling laid over HF2138 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:24 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:
  • HF2113 (Morrison) - COVID-19; vaccine distribution requirements established, equitable vaccine distribution provided, and data reporting and provision required.
  • HF2138 (Hassan) - Health, safety, and community engagement program funding provided; and money appropriated.
  • HF669 (Morrison) - Timely provider credentialing by health plan company requirements established.
House TV Video:
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02:00 HF2113 (Morrison) COVID-19; vaccine distribution requirements established, equitable vaccine distribution provided, and data reporting and provision required.
1:13:50 HF2138 (Hassan) Health, safety, and community engagement program funding provided; and money appropriated.
1:07:45 HF669 (Morrison) Timely provider credentialing by health plan company requirements established.
Agenda items may be added/removed.


HF2113 (Morrison) COVID-19; vaccine distribution requirements established, equitable vaccine distribution provided, and data reporting and provision required.
HF2138 (Hassan) Health, safety, and community engagement program funding provided; and money appropriated.
HF669 (Morrison) Timely provider credentialing by health plan company requirements established.

Agenda items may be added/removed.

Members of the public interested in testifying on should email Patrick McQuillan at Patrick.McQuillan@house.mn by 3 pm on Sunday, March 21st. 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.