Looks Like Things Will Start Moving. The conference committee on HF 2180--the Health Insurance Transparency Act--will convene in about one hour. Rumor last week is that everything was agreed to except for proposed treatment of self-insured districts. The Senate version of the bill exempts self-insured districts from the bill while the House version does not and there is some question as to whether or not the Senate can pass a bill without at least some protection for the self-insured districts. I will let you know the outcome as soon as it becomes known.
The Legislature has to finish its work by Sunday. It must adjourn for the biennium on Monday, May 19, and under the Minnesota Constitution, no bill can pass on the last day of the biennium, making Sunday the last day on which a bill can officially pass.
Lots of work left to do and I will be reporting on all of it.