HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

AUDIT & HUMAN SERVICES BUDGET REFORM COMMITTEE

 

 

February 27, 2003†† Hearing Room 50

3:00PM Tapes42 - 43

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:††††††††††† Rep. Ben Westlund, Chair

Rep. Steve March, Vice-Chair

Rep. Jeff Kruse

Rep. Alan Bates

Rep. Jeff Merkley

 

 

MEMBERS EXCUSED:††††††††††† Rep. Randy Miller

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Rep. Susan Morgan, Vice-Chair

 

 

GUEST MEMBERS:†† ††††††††††† Rep. Mitch Greenlick

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Rep. Gordon Anderson

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Rep. Laurie Monnes Anderson

 

STAFF PRESENT:††††† ††††††††††† Sandy Thiele-Cirka, Committee Administrator

Kelly Fuller, Committee Assistant

 

 

ISSUES HEARD:†††††††† ††††††††††† Informational Meeting - Invited Testimony Only

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Stakeholder Group Reports

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Barney Speight, Kaiser Permanente Health Plan

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Geoff Guilfoy, Aldrich Kilbride & Tatone, LLC

 

 

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speakerís exact words.For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE, 42 A

005

Chair Westlund

Calls the meeting to order and introduces Geoff Guilfoy, Aldrich Kilbride & Tatone, LLC and Barney Speight, Kaiser Permanente Health Plan and opens the informational meeting.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

011

Jeff Guilfoy

Presents testimony and begins with a progress report of the Mental Health Budget Task Force.

138

Rep. March

On number 37 of (EXHIBIT A), on the low flexibility item, is that because the projects have already been designated and are running asprojects or are available as new projects.

145

Chair Westlund

Makes commentsto Rep. March and other members.

175

Chair Westlund

Opens discussion among members.

180

Rep. Greenlick

When talking about low, high or medium class are we talking about the general fund.

186

Guilfoy

Responds yes and elaborates about how the general fund is matched.

188

Rep. Greenlick

Asks if he has some sense of what the other funds are.

193

Speight

Answers to the best of his knowledge.

201

Rep. Greenlick

Is there any possibility of increasing funding from private pay or insurance.

208

Speight

We could certainly ask tonight when Barry Kast is present.

215

Chair Westlund

Is hearing that the most important component is the pharmaceutical component.

242

Rep. Greenlick

Asks if there was any discussion of the block grants.

227

Speight

Comment that there was some discussion of block grants and they will have more discussion tonight.

280

Rep. Greenlick

It was his understanding that some of the block grant money was mixed with how we were paying for OHP services.Afraid we may lose the flexibility and that does not want to see the money fall off the table.

288

Speight

Relates his understanding about those moneys being mixed.

320

Rep. Greenlick

Has heard there was a trade off for buying residential services where the block grant was moved over to cover that and freeing up some general fund money over to be match on the Medicaid side for A & D services.

350

Speight

Will come up with the information and report back to him at a later date.

355

Chair Westlund

Makes comments to Rep. Greenlick about the amounts of money that we are working with.

371

Rep. March

Had heard about some folks moving out of the Oregon State Hospital.

389

Guilfoy

Responds that we have talked about that and will discuss it more.

393

Rep. March

Comments that if they have prisoners that are in the Oregon State Hospital and are there and they get moved out, they have no where to go.

405

Chair Westlund

Comments that they have been using Eastern Oregon for overflow and if it wasnít such a vital link, it would be easier to close Eastern.

TAPE, 43 A

001

Speight

Introduces himself and begins presentation on the OHP Stakeholders group.

142

Chair Westlund

Asks Barney if he would like to go over (EXHIBIT B and C) that was handed out and talk about the difference in the two.

144

Speight

Goes over (EXHIBIT C).

186

Chair Westlund

Asks if he has a laundry list off the top of his head to share with the members.

187

Speight

Responds and elaborate about the laundry list.

217

Rep. Monnes Anderson

On your list do you include a cap on SSI waiting period.

225

Speight

Comments that he will look into that and elaborates to the best of his knowledge.

233

Rep. Greenlick

Asks about the 120 million of other funds and 40 million comes back for drugs, so that of that must be out of the drug side.

237

Speight

Responds that he will follow up next week on this issue.

243

Rep. Greenlick

Are values being factored into that and I donít see CHIP as an option.

257

Speight

Comments that we have focused first on the mandatory populations, but have all of that on the list, the money is not spend and we will have follow up discussion.

277

Rep. Greenlick

So part of the process will be comparing expanded services for mandatory populations with expanding populations. C

281

Rep. Bates

First thanks Barney for all the work he has done on this and wants to define things a little more globally for those who may not understand or those that are not so familiar with this.

315

Speight

Elaborates on Rep. Bates comments.

336

Chair Westlund

Comment to Rep. Bates that we are not forced to have Medicaid.Makes additional comments on a Medicaid minimum.

 

Chair Westlund

Closes the informational meeting and adjourns 4:11pm

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A -Informational, 2003-05 Governorís Budget Summary, Geoff Guilfay, 5 pp

B Ė Informational, Block Grant Summary, Barney Speight, 1 p

C Ė Informational, Mandatory Services, Barney Speight, 1 p