STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-NINTH * MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
JOINT COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND OVERSIGHT AND COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE DIVISION
Chairs, Representative Paul Thissen and Representative Tom Huntley
Representative Paul Thissen, Chair of the Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:12 P.M. on Monday, December 14, 2009 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
THISSEN, Paul (Co-Chair)
HUNTLEY, Tom (Co-Chair)
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
CARLSON, Lyndon (HCHS Finance Ex-officio)
SOLBERG, Loren (HCHS Finance Ex-officio)
A quorum was present.
MinnesotaCare auto-enrollment and transition for current GAMC enrollees
Cal Ludeman, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Stephanie Radke, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Kristin Dybdal, Minnesota Management and Budget
(E. Murphy) A bill for an act relating to health care; modifying the general assistance medical care program
Representative Murphy presented the bill and the SCS7048-6 amendment.
RC072 (Dean) A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying MinnesotaCare coverage for certain single adults and households without children
Representative Dean presented the bill.
Public testimony on GAMC alternative proposals
Mike Opat, Chair, Hennepin County Board of Commissioners
David Godfrey, Public Policy Program Manager, Hennepin County Medical Center
Mike Harristhal, Vice President of Public Policy and Strategy, Hennepin County Medical Center
Joint Health Care and Human Services
Policy and Oversight Committee and
Health Care and Human Services Finance
December 14, 2009
Eliot Seide, Executive Director, AFSCME Council 5
Steve Fitze, AFSCME Local 1164, Fairview University Hospital
Judy Minter, AFSCME Local 722, Regions Hospital
Brian McNeill, AFSCME Local 2474, Hennepin County Medical Center
Robert Fisher, private citizen
Representative Liebling assumed the gavel at 3:30 P.M.
Monica Nilsson, Director of Street Outreach, St. Stephen's Human Services
Representative Huntley assumed the gavel at 3:40 P.M.
Maureen O'Connell, Advocacy Director, Legal Services Advocacy Project
Representative Thissen assumed the gavel at 3:45 P.M.
Michael Scandrett, GAMC Alliance, Minnesota Safety Net Coalition
Mary Krinkie, Vice President, Government Relations, Minnesota Hospital Association
Keith Carlson, Executive Director, Minnesota Inter-County Association
Steve Vincent, L.P., Ph.D., Chair, Legislative Committee, Minnesota Psychological Association
Bob Melson, LADC, Chair, Public Policy Committee, MARRCH
The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 P.M.
Rep. Paul Thissen, Co-CHAIR
Rep. Thomas Huntley, Co-CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant
* This is the 39th meeting of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division