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Health Finance and Policy

FIFTIETH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Wednesday, February 23, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTIETH 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 23, 2022 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 Munson moved that the minutes of February 22, 2022 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF56 (Elkins) Lymphedema compression treatment item coverage required.

Chair Liebling moved that HF56 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Elkins presented his bill.

Testifying:
1. Kathi Wright, cancer survivor and affected person

Peter Brickwedde, Assistant Commissioner, Government & External Affairs, Minnesota Department of Commerce responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF56 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF447 (Acomb) First Engrossment No-cost diagnostic services and testing following a mammogram required.

Chair Liebling moved that HF447, First Engrossment, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Chair Liebling moved the H0447DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Acomb presented her bill as amended.

Testifying:
1. Shaunequa James, Program Director, Gildas Club
2. Dana Carter, Regional Manager, State Policy & Advocacy, Susan G. Komen

Chair Liebling laid over HF447, First Engrossment, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF2915 (Poston) First Engrossment Ectodermal dysplasias treatment coverage required.

Chair Liebling moved that HF2915, First Engrossment, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Poston presented his bill.

Testifying:
1. Karl Nelsen, affected person
2. Molly Gonisor, mother of affected children

Chair Liebling l aid over HF2915, First Engrossment, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF626 (Reyer) Rare disease diagnosis and treatment unrestricted services access required.

Representative Reyer moved that HF626 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Reyer moved the H0626A2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Reyer presented her bill as amended.

Testifying:
1. Dr. Tim Feyma, Child Neurologist, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
2. Trevor Turner, Public Policy Director, Minnesota Council on Disability

Chair Liebling laid over HF626, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF3676 (Reyer) Rare Disease Advisory Council governing provisions modified, revisor or statutes instructed to renumber statutes, and money appropriated.

Representative Reyer moved that HF3676 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Testifying:
1. Amy Gaviglio, Chair, Executive Subcommittee, Rare Disease Advisory Council
2. Stephanie Tomlinson, Minnesota State Ambassador, Rare Action Network
3. Trevor Turner, Public Policy Director, Minnesota Council on Disability

Chair Liebling laid over HF3676 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 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:
  • HF56 (Elkins) - Lymphedema compression treatment item coverage required.
  • HF447 (Acomb) - No-cost diagnostic services and testing following a mammogram required.
  • HF626 (Reyer) - Rare disease diagnosis and treatment unrestricted services access required.
  • HF2915 (Poston) - Ectodermal dysplasias treatment coverage required.
  • HF3676 (Reyer) - Rare Disease Advisory Council governing provisions modified, revisor or statutes instructed to renumber statutes, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:00 - HF56 (Elkins) Lymphedema compression treatment item coverage required.
21:56 - HF447 (Acomb) No-cost diagnostic services and testing following a mammogram required.
41:15 - HF2915 (Poston) Ectodermal dysplasias treatment coverage required.
58:52 - HF626 (Reyer) Rare disease diagnosis and treatment unrestricted services access required.
1:13:50 - HF3676 (Reyer) Rare Disease Advisory Council governing provisions modified, revisor or statutes instructed to renumber statutes, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 30 minutes.


HF56 (Elkins) Lymphedema compression treatment item coverage required.

HF447 (Acomb) No-cost diagnostic services and testing following a mammogram required.

HF2915 (Poston) Ectodermal dysplasias treatment coverage required.

HF626 (Reyer) Rare disease diagnosis and treatment unrestricted services access required.

HF3676 (Reyer) Rare Disease Advisory Council governing provisions modified, revisor or statutes instructed to renumber statutes, and money appropriated.

Amendment and testifier Deadline will be 3 PM on Tuesday, February 22nd. Items may be added or deleted.

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 All events are closed-captioned. 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.

To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form. If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. Please contact Health Committee Administrator, Patrick.McQuillan@house.mn with questions on the meeting agenda. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access.