STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Representative Paul Thissen, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:17 P.M. on, Tuesday, January 23, 2007, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
THISSEN, Paul (Chair)
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
A quorum was present.
Rep. Ruud moved that the minutes of January 18, 2007 be adopted. MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 111 (Loeffler) Preventive health care promoted by requiring high deductible health plans used with a health savings account to cover preventive care with no deductible as permitted by federal law.
Rep. Loeffler moved that HF 111 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.
Rep. Loeffler presented HF 111 and answered questions.
Rep. Emmer moved to amend HF 111 as follows:
Page 1, line 1.14, delete everything after "care"
Page 1, line 1.15, delete "cost-sharing"
MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.
Testifying in support of the bill:
Dr. Holly Rodin, SEIU
Dave Renner, Minnesota Medical Association
Testifying in opposition of the bill:
Twila Brase, Citizens Council on Health Care
Martin Kellogg, Citizen
John Tyler, Licensed Insurance Agent
Rep. Loeffler renewed her motion that HF 111 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.
Department of Health 2007 Adverse Health Events report:
Presenting the report:
Diane Rydrych, Minnesota Department of Health
The meeting was adjourned at 3:52 P.M.
Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant