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The MSBA's Health Law Section Presents


"A Review of the Post-Shutdown Health and Human Services Budget Bill"

After a politically charged 2011 legislative session, a 20-day government shutdown, and a special session, the Health and Human Services budget bill was signed into law on July 20, 2011. Learn from those on the front line and representatives of the stakeholders about the key provisions of the bill and the impact on group health plans, hospitals, and consumers that may affect your company and clients.


Matthew L. Anderson, J.D.
Vice President of Regulatory & Strategic Affairs, Minnesota Hospital Association
Matt Anderson is vice president of regulatory and strategic affairs for the Minnesota Hospital Association. His professional experience includes serving as an assistant Minnesota attorney general in the charities division, prosecuting white-collar crime and handling legislative affairs for the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, and providing legal and policy advice as an assistant general counsel for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Matt is a graduate of St. John’s University and received his law degree from the University of Minnesota.

Anne Henry, Minnesota Disability Law Center

Kevin Goodno, Fredrikson & Byron, PA

Kathryn Kmit, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Since 1996 Kathryn has served as Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs for the Minnesota Council of Health Plans, a trade association dedicated to improving access and affordability in health care. She got her start in public policy as staff at the Minnesota House of Representatives where she focused on health care policy and taxes until 1994. Kathryn’s focus on health care policy continued while at United HealthCare where she worked to bring managed care strategies to state Medicaid programs.

1 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for
Event Code:



Date:   Friday, September 23, 2011
Time:    7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location:   Town & Country Club
300 Mississippi River Boulevard North
St. Paul, MN 55104 

Please join us for breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m., followed by the program from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.


Section Members:  $15.00
Join the Section and attend for FREE:  $30.00
MSBA Members (But Not Health Section Members):  $35.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $40.00
Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing is available. Please request instructions when you register or contact Sue Bores prior to September 20. Instructions will be sent via email on or before September 22.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.