TRANSCRIPT: “Health Insurance Exchanges: Progress Report” U.S. Senate Finance Committee Hearing

TRANSCRIPT: “Health Insurance Exchanges: Progress Report” U.S. Senate Finance Committee Hearing

February 14, 2013 - The U.S. Senate Finance Committee was chaired by Senator Max Baucus (D-MT). On the hot seat was Gary Cohen, director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO, pronounced "see-CY-o"). This transcript is incomplete, but has a few complete dialogues under topics labeled by transcriber. 

MN Hearing on Obamacare Exchange Grant - Partial Transcript

MN Hearing on Obamacare Exchange Grant - Partial Transcript

Minnesota is one 5 states furthest along in creating the exchange -- the federal takeover centers -- and could be number one, according to Minnesota state Rep. Steve Gottwalt (R) yesterday in a hearing on accepting federal exchange funding. Is Minnesota building the prototype for the nation -- all under Governor Mark Dayton's executive order? And what could that mean? One interesting fact, as pointed out by Gottwalt, is that Maximus, Inc, the exchange contractor, helped set up the single-payer system in two Canadian provinces. This document contains key statements at the hearing regarding Governor Dayton's authority to "go it alone."

May 7, 2012 Senate Floor Discussion - Amendments to HF2967

May 7, 2012 Senate Floor Discussion - Amendments to HF2967

Sen. Hann’s Floor Statements on Newborn Screening & Baby DNA Parent Consent Amendments to HF 2967

May 3, 2012 House Floor Discussion - Amendments to SF1212

May 3, 2012 House Floor Discussion - Amendments to SF1212

Rep. Mary Liz Holberg’s Newborn Screening and Baby DNA Parent Consent

Patient Consent and Who Owns Medical Records

Patient Consent and Who Owns Medical Records
During the Conference Committee for the 2012 HHS omnibus bill, Rep. Jim Abeler and Sen. David Hann held an extended discussion on the privacy issues of the proposed bill. The hospital and health care systems opposed the language. CCHF praised it but said it didn't go far enough. In the end, a legislative study of audit procedures was enacted. The study results are due in February 2013. Testifiers from the MN Hospital Association and Fairview Health Care System testify that medical records are routinely accessed and used for non-treatment purposes without patient consent. (PARTIAL Transcript)
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