STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY
Chair, Representative Tina Liebling
Representative Liebling, Chair of Committee on Health and Human Services Policy, called the meeting to order at 2:17 PM February 5th, 2013 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Moran, Vice Chair
No members were absent.
A quorum was present
Rep Atkins introduced HF5 Minnesota Insurance Marketplace established, powers and duties prescribed, right to not participate established, and money appropriated.
Testifying for bill:
Elaine Cunningham, Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota
Liz Doyle, Associate Director TakeAction MN
Matt Toburen, Public Policy Director MN AIDS Project
Annie Elmer, MN AIDS Project
Mary Jo George, AARP
Rick Varco, Political Director SEIU Healthcare MN
Kathryn Kmit, MN Council of Health Plans Noted cannot support bill as currently drafted.
Kate Johansen, MN Chamber of Commerce Noted wants exchange to work, but has concerns.
Chris Schneeman, Agents Coalition for Healthcare Reform Testified in support of HF5, but noted concerns.
Twila Brase, Citizens' Council for Health Freedom Testified against HF5
Ronald B. Sieloff, Attorney at Law
Audrey Britton, Small Business MN
David Hoden, Rainman Remodeling
Danie Wattson, The Wattson Group
Craig Britton, Switchtrack Group
The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 PM.
Representative Tina Liebling, Chair
Lynn Sando, Committee Legislative Assistant