SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH POLICY

 

April 29, 2005                                                                                                         Hearing Room B

9:00 A.M.                                                                                                                     Tapes 67 - 68

Corrected 10/25/05

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 1040 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 503 – 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 64, A

004

Chair Monnes Anderson

Calls the meeting to order at 9:12 a.m.  Provides appreciation to Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for their work in creating bills to address health care costs.  Opens a public hearing on SB 1040.

SB 1040 - PUBLIC HEARING

 

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator.  Submits the -1 amendments to SB 1040 (EXHIBIT A).

040

Bruce Goldberg

Administrator, Office of Oregon Health Policy and Research.  Testifies regarding SB 1040.

055

Joel Ario

Administrator, Insurance Division, Department of Consumer Business and Services (DCBS).  Testifies regarding SB 1040.  Explains the -1 amendments.

090

Chair Monnes Anderson

Asks Ario who is on the Health Advisory Committee.

091

Ario

Answers question.  Continues to explain the -1 amendments.

115

Goldberg

Provides further explanation of the -1 amendments to SB 1040.

140

Ario

Discusses the intent of the -1 amendments to SB 1040.

152

Chair Monnes Anderson

Asks if the information on the website is relevant.

157

Goldberg

Responds.

170

Ario

Responds to the Chair’s question.

182

Sen. Morrisette

Provides appreciation to the hospitals for the information provided on the website, www.orpricepoint.org.

190

Chair Monnes Anderson

Submits written testimony from Tim Nesbitt, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), in support of SB 1040 (EXHIBIT B).  Submits written testimony from Ardis Belkap, Oregon Coalition of Health Care Purchasers, in support of SB 1040 with the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT C).

250

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SB 1040.

SB 1040 – WORK SESSION

255

Sen. Morrisette

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 1040-9 amendments dated 4/27/05.

255

 

VOTE:  4-1-0

AYE:               4 - George, Morrisette, President Courtney, Monnes               Anderson

NAY:               1 - Kruse

 

Chair Monnes Anderson

The motion CARRIES.

257

Sen. Morrisette

MOTION:  Moves SB 1040 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

270

Sen. Kruse

Comments on why he does not support SB 1040 and the -1 amendments.

297

Sen. Morrisette

Comments that providing more information will help the public.

312

Chair Monnes Anderson

Discusses recommendation from the Oregon Health Policy and Research office.

325

Sen. George

Comments on how the bill will burden the healthcare system.

346

 

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.

355

Sen. Kruse

Serves notice of a potential minority report on SB 1040.

357

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the work session on SB 1040 and opens a work session on SB 503.

SB 503 – WORK SESSION

367

Chair Monnes Anderson

Discusses concerns from previous testimonies regarding SB 503.  Introduces the -9 amendments to SB 503 (EXHIBIT D).

390

Holly Robinson

Legislative Counsel office.  Explains the -9 amendments to SB 503.

TAPE 68, A

005

Robinson

Continues to explain the -9 amendments to SB 503.

030

Chair Monnes Anderson

Asks if the definition would cover dental centers and mammogram centers.

034

Robinson

Responds to question.

043

Sen. George

Asks how portable care units would be addressed in the bill.

051

Robinson

Answers question.

054

Chair Monnes Anderson

Asks committee members if they would like to work on the definition or move the bill.

062

Sen. Morrisette

Comments that the bill should move to the Senate floor.

070

Sen. Kruse

States that he will vote no on SB 503.

072

Sen. George

States why he opposes SB 503.

075

Sen. Courtney

Comments that the concerns can be addressed later.

080

Chair Monnes Anderson

Discusses the intent of SB 503.  Asks Lynn-Marie Crider to address SB 503 with the -9 amendments.

098

Lynn-Marie Crider

Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 49.  Testifies in opposition to the -9 amendments to SB 503.

132

Sen. Morrisette

Comments on a situation in Eugene, Oregon where the Certificate of Need (CON) process has worked against the hospital.

148

Chair Monnes Anderson

Comments on SEIU’s concerns with the -9 amendments to SB 503.  Discusses the need to meet the needs of patients.

183

Sen. Morrisette

Comments further on the situation in Eugene, Oregon.

208

Sen. Morrisette

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 503-9 amendments dated 4/28/05.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Monnes Anderson

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

211

Sen. Morrisette

MOTION:  Moves SB 503 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

215

Sen. Kruse

Discusses the CON process, nationally, and why he opposes SB 503.

220

Chair Monnes Anderson

States why SB 503, with the -9 amendments, is needed.

225

Chair Monnes Anderson

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.

230

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the work session on SB 503. Adjourns the meeting at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     SB 1040, -1 amendments, staff, 2 pp

B.     SB 1040, written testimony of Tim Nesbitt, staff, 1 p

C.     SB 1040, written testimony of Ardis Belknap, staff, 1 p

D.    SB 503, -9 amendments, staff, 8 pp