MN Senate Panel Examines Ways to Control Health Care Costs 11 Jan 18

(Learfield News Service/St. Paul, MN) Do doctors order too many tests because they’re worried about lawsuits, and do H-M-O primary care networks really reduce health care costs? Those are among the questions a state Senate special committee examines this afternoon (Thursday).

State Senator Scott Jensen

Committee Chair, Republican Scott Jensen of Chaska says after a half-dozen meetings, the next step for lawmakers is to work on recommendations: “What they think we should try to address in the immediate short-term, and then perhaps the mid term, and then long-term.”

It’s expected the select committee will issue its recommendations on controlling health care costs early in the 2018 legislative session, which begins in late February.