SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH POLICY

 

 

March 09, 2005                                                                                                       Hearing Room B

1:00 P.M.                                                                                                                     Tapes  37 - 38

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, Chair

Sen. Jeff Kruse, Vice-Chair

Sen. Peter Courtney

Sen. Gary George

Sen. Bill Morrisette

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Rick Berkobien, Committee Administrator

Brittany Kenison, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:

SB 1 – Public Hearing and Work Session

 

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

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 37, A

003

Chair Monnes Anderson

Calls the meeting to order at 1:03 p.m.  Opens a public hearing on SB 1.  Opens committee as a subcommittee.

SB 1 – PUBLIC HEARING

005

Sen. Peter Courtney

Senate District 11.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 1 (EXHIBIT A).

040

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the subcommittee and opens a full committee.

050

Sen. Kate Brown

Senate District 21.  Testifies in support of SB 1.

070

Linda Riley

Citizen, Portland, Oregon.  Testifies in support of SB 1.

075

John Ater

Governor’s Mental Health Task Force.  Testifies in support of SB 1.

097

Erinn Kelley-Siel

Governor’s Health and Human Services Advisor.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 1 (EXHIBIT B).

140

Sen. Kruse

Asks to clarify statement made about policies being barriers.

145

Kelley-Siel

Answers question.

146

Sen. Kruse

Comments on where the barriers are.

148

Kelly-Siel

Responds to Sen. Kruse’s comment.

150

Sen. Kruse

Restates comment on barriers.

151

Kathy Loretz

Director of Operations, Public Employees’ Benefit Board (PEBB).  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 1 (EXHIBIT C).

207

Sen. Kruse

Clarifies that 57 percent of memberships use residential care.

210

Loretz

Clarifies that 57 percent who used residential care exceeded the 2002 benefits.

211

Sen. Kruse

Asks what percent of the memberships use benefits.

217

Loretz

Re clarifies data.

230

Bob Nikkel

Administrator, State Mental Health office, Oregon Department of Human Services.   Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 1 (EXHIBIT D).

250

Constance Powell

Oregon Medical Association.  Oregon Psychiatric Association. Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 1 (EXHIBIT E).

310

Timothy Harnett

Executive Director, Children of Deaf Adults (CODA) Treatment Recovery prevention.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 1 (EXHIBIT F).

360

Harnett

Continues to review written testimony supporting SB 1.

375

Theodore Urton

Vice President & General Manager, Mid-Willamette Valley Operations, Fidelity National Title company of Oregon.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 1 (EXHIBIT G).

425

Urton

Continues testimony in support of SB 1.

TAPE 30, A

010

Urton

Summarizes and concludes.

020

Sen. George

Asks if it was possible for his company to purchase a parity health plan.

022

Urton

Explains that healthcare plans are chosen at a national level.

027

Sen. George

Asks for data for the rate increases at other locations within the company that have implemented mental health parity.

030

Urton

Responds that he does not have that data.  Offers to return information to the committee.

032

Scott Manchester

Executive Director, Oregon Chapter, National Association of Social Workers.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 1 (EXHIBIT H).

075

Mark Nelson

Oregon Society of Clinical Social Workers.  Testifies in support of SB 1.

125

Nelson

Continues to testify in support of SB 1.

133

Sen. Morrisette

Asks if he has written testimony.

135

Nelson

Answers, no.

142

Kristen Anderson

Citizen, Salem, Oregon.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 1 (EXHIBIT I).

195

Don Moore

President, New Venture Networks, Inc.  Submits and presents written testimony in support on SB 1 (EXHIBIT J).

255

Corinne Bacharache Spiegel

Citizen, Lake Owego, Oregon.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 1 (EXHIBIT K).

315

Ann Uhler

Governor’s Counsel on Alcohol and Drug.  Testifies in support of SB 1.

375

Uhler

Continues to testify in support of SB 1.

415

Phil Cuadsey

Chairman, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 1 (EXHIBIT L).

 

TAPE 37, B

010

Cuadsey

Summarizes and concludes.

016

Margaret Noel

President, League of Women Voters of Oregon.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 1 (EXHIBIT M).

050

Delores Hubert

Governor’s Commission on Senior Services.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 1(EXHIBIT N)

060

Vincent Salvi

Citizen, Portland, Oregon.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 1 (EXHIBIT O).

110

Salvi

Continues to testify in support of SB 1.

150

Salvi

Summarizes and concludes.

165

Sen. Avel Gordley

Senate District 23.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 1 (EXHIBIT P).

215

Elise Brown

American’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).  Testifies in opposition to SB 1.

260

Lisa Trussell

Associated Oregon Industries (AOI).  Submits and presents reports on health insurance in opposition to SB 1 (EXHIBIT Q).

330

Patrick Pine

President, ESCO Corporation.  Testifies in opposition to SB 1.

TAPE 38, B

025

Chair Monnes Anderson

Submits written testimony on behalf of Mitchel Anderson in support of SB 1 (EXHIBIT R),and submits written testimony on behalf of Judy Redler in support of SB 1 (EXHIBIT S).

The following material is submitted for the record without public testimony:

 

Mara Windstar

Paws to Freedom, Building Peaceable Partnerships, Portland, Oregon.  Submits written testimony in support of SB 1 (EXHIBIT T).

 

Lorayne Dille

Meadows Courtyard Assisted Living, Oregon City, Oregon.  Submits written testimony in support of SB 1 (EXHIBIT U).

 

Bob Joondeph

Executive Director, Oregon Advocacy Center.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 1 (EXHIBIT V).

037

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes public hearing and opens a work session on SB 1 (note: The chair reopens the public hearing after the work session for Sen. Ben Westlund to testify).

SB 1 – WORK SESSION

040

Chair Monnes Anderson

Comments on opposition’s viewpoints.  Also speaks about the 500 series bills.

053

Sen. Courtney

MOTION:  Moves SB 1 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

056

Sen. George

States that he made a phone call to verify a statement from testimony heard earlier.  Discusses consequences on local government.

070

Sen. Morrisette

Comments on the personal testimonies and speaks about fairness.  Speaks about cost shift and cost savings.

090

Sen. Kruse

Comments on concerns of the bill.

135

Sen. Courtney

Comments on the master plan for the mental health system.  States how SB 1 is part of that plan.

155

Chair Monnes Anderson

Reads the fiscal impact statement for SB 1.

175

Chair Monnes Anderson

Recesses the work session on SB 1 and reopens a public hearing on SB 1 to allow Sen. Ben Westlund to testify.

SB 1 – PUBLIC HEARING

176

Sen. Ben Westlund

Senate District 27.  Testifies in support of SB 1.

195

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes public hearing and reopens the work session on SB 1.

SB 1 – WORK SESSION

200

 

VOTE:  3-2-0

AYE:               3 - Morrisette, President Courtney, Monnes Anderson

NAY:               2 - George, Kruse

 

Chair Monnes Anderson

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. MONNES ANDERSON will lead discussion on the floor.

215

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes public hearing on SB 1 and adjourns the meeting at 2:47 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     SB 1, written testimony, Sen. Peter Courtney, 2 pp

B.     SB 1, written testimony, Erinn Kelly-Siel, 2 pp

C.     SB 1, written testimony, Kathy Loretz, 2 pp

D.    SB 1, written testimony, Robert Nikkel, 3 pp

E.     SB 1, written testimony, Constance Powell, 4 pp

F.      SB 1, written testimony, Timothy Hartnett, 3 pp

G.    SB 1, written testimony, Theodore Urton, 7 pp

H.    SB 1, written testimony, Scott Manchester, 3 pp

I.       SB 1, written testimony, Kristen Anderson, 2 pp

J.      SB 1, written testimony, Don Moore, 4 pp

K.    SB 1, written testimony, Corinne Bacharach Spiegel, 2 pp

L.     SB 1, written testimony, Phil Cuadsey, 21 pp

M.  SB 1, written testimony, Margaret Noel, 1 p

N.    SB 1, written testimony, Dolores Hubert, 1 p

O.    SB 1, written testimony, Vincent Salvi, 3 pp

P.      SB 1, written testimony, Sen. Avel Gordly, 5 pp

Q.    SB 1, report, Lisa Trussell, 50 pp

R.    SB 1, written testimony, Mitchell Anderson, 2 pp

S.      SB 1, written testimony, Judy Redler, 1 p

T.     SB 1, written testimony, Mara Windstar, 3 pp

U.     SB 1, written testimony, Lorayne Dille, 1 p

V.     SB 1, written testimony, Bob Joondeph, 1 p