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. The committee is made up of legislators from the MLC's 11 member states and four affiliate Canadian provinces. Iowa Rep. Joel Fry and Minnesota Sen. Kathy Sheran serve as committee co-chairs. Kate Tormey serves as CSG Midwest staff liaison to the commitee.
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.
MLC Health & Human Services Committee roster »
Committee to meet July 14
The MLC Health and Human Services Committee will next meet on July 14 in St. Paul, as part of the MLC Annual Meeting. Preliminary agenda topics include cost drivers in health care, strategies for improving mental health systems, and state and provincial roles in supporting those affected by autism. For more information, contact Kate Tormey, who serves as CSG Midwest staff liaison for the committee.
Health & Human Services Committee preliminary agenda »
The committee produces State Health News, an electronic newsletter with news and reports from its policy focus areas. To subscribe, please contact Kate Tormey.