The Midwestern Legislative Conference Health and Human Services Committee provides the region's state and provincial legislators with a forum to exchange information and ideas regarding the most effective means of addressing the region’s critical social policy issues.
Since its establishment in 1995, the committee has studied a variety of key areas, including: welfare reform, managed care, access to health care for rural consumers, health care quality, mental illness, health care market changes and cost-containment strategies.
The committee last met on July 14 in St. Paul, Minn., as part of the MLC Annual Meeting. Agenda topics included cost drivers in health care, strategies for improving mental health systems, and state and provincial roles in supporting those affected by autism.
The bipartisan MLC committees are made up of state and provincial legislators from across the Midwest. They foster the regional exchange of information and ideas on key policy issues impacting the region and its states. They also facilitate interstate cooperation.