Sean R.

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Senator District 17 120 State Capitol Building 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55155-1606 Office phone: (651) 296-5419

Senate
State of Minnesota

March 1ih 2012 The Honorable Governor Mark Dayton 130 State Capitol 75 Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard St. Paul, MN 55155

Dear Governor Dayton, It has come to my attention that U.S. Senator Charles Grassley, Ranking Minority Leader of the Senate Judiciary Committee has sent a letter to your office requesting information regarding how Medicaid resources are being spent. I am pleased that Senator Grassley has joined in ensuring that Minnesota's public health programs are truly accountable and transparent. The 10 areas of inquiry cited in Sen. Grassfey's letter echo my own efforts from legislation I proposed in 2011 to my current proposal in SF1824. Therefore, I have two questions pertaining to the inquiry from Senator Grassley. First, when you send your answers to the 10 specific items Senator Grassley is requesting, would you please send a complete copy to me as well? Second, Senator Grassley issued a deadline of March 31st, 2012 for receiving this information. Do you anticipate being in compliance with that deadline? If not by March 31st, by when will you have this report completed? Governor Dayton, thank you for your prompt attention to both Senator Grassley's inquiry and my request. I look forward to hearing from you as the legislature and your administration continue the work of ensuring integrity in our public health care systems through authentic transparency and accountability.

Sean Nienow State Senator District 17

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March 13, 2012, Kenneth Burdick President and CEO BCSS of Minnesota 3535 Blue Cross Road Eagan, MN 55121

Dear Kenneth Burdick, It has come to my attention that U.S. Senator Charles Grassley, Ranking Minority Leader of the Senate Judiciary Committee has sent a letter to State Medicaid Director, David Godfrey as well as the Medicaid Director's of every state in the country, requesting information regarding how Medicaid resources are being spent. I am pleased that Senator Grassley has joined in ensuring that Minnesota's public health programs are truly accountable and transparent. The six areas of inquiry cited in Sen. Grassley's letter echo my own efforts from legislation I proposed in 2011 to my current proposal in SF1824. Therefore, I have two questions pertaining to the inquiry from Senator Grassley. First, when you send your answers to the six specific items Senator Grassley is requesting, would please send me a complete copy as well? Second, Senator Grassley issued a deadline of March 31s 2012 for receiving this information. Do you anticipate being in compliance with that deadline? If not by March 31s by when will you have this report completed? Kenneth, thank you for your prompt attention to both Senator Grassley's inquiry and my request. I look forward to hearing from you as the legislature and the PMAP Health Program providers continue the work of ensuring integrity in our public health care systems through authentic transparency and accountability.

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State of Minnesota

March 13,2012, Nancy Feldman President and CEO Ucare 500 Stinson Blvd, NE Minneapolis MN 55413-2615 Dear Nancy Feldman, It has come to my attention that U.S. Senator Charles Grassley, Ranking Minority Leader of the Senate Judiciary Committee has sent a letter to State Medicaid Director, David Godfrey as well as the Medicaid Director's of every state in the country, requesting information regarding how Medicaid resources are being spent. I am pleased that Senator Grassley has joined in ensuring that Minnesota's public health programs are truly accountable and transparent. The six areas of inquiry cited in Sen. Grassley's letter echo my own efforts from legislation I proposed in 2011 to my current proposal in SF1824. Therefore, I have two questions pertaining to the inquiry from Senator Grassley. First, when you send your answers to the six specific items Senator Grassley is requesting, would please send me a complete copy as well? Second, Senator Grassley issued a deadline of March 31 st, 2012 for receiving this information. Do you anticipate being in compliance with that deadline? If not by March 31st, by when will you have this report completed? Nancy, thank you for your prompt attention to both Senator Grassley's inquiry and my request. I look forward to hearing from you as the legislature and the PMAP Health Program providers continue the work of ensuring integrity in our public health care systems through authentic transparency and accountability.

Sean Nienow State Senator District 17

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March 13,2012, Mary Brainerd CEO Health Partners of Minnesota 8170 33rd Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55425

Dear Nancy Feldman, It has come to my attention that U.S. Senator Charles Grassley, Ranking Minority Leader ofthe Senate Judiciary Committee has sent a letter to State Medicaid Director, David Godfrey as well as the Medicaid Director's of every state in the country, requesting information regarding how Medicaid resources are being spent. I am pleased that Senator Grassley has joined in ensuring that Minnesota's public health programs are truly accountable and transparent. The six areas of inquiry cited in Sen. Grassley's letter echo my own efforts from legislation I proposed in 2011 to my current proposal in SF1824. Therefore, I have two questions pertaining to the inquiry from Senator Grassley. First, when you send your answers to the six specific items Senator Grassley is requesting, would please send me a complete copy as well? Second, Senator Grassley issued a deadline of March 31st, 2012 for receiving this information. Do you anticipate being in compliance with that deadline? If not by March 31 st, by when wlll you have this report completed? Mary, thank you for your prompt attention to both Senator Grassley's inquiry and my request. I look forward to hearing from you as the legislature and the PMAP Health Program providers continue the work of ensuring integrity in our public health care systems through authentic transparency and accountability.

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State of Minnesota

March 13,2012, David Tilford President and CEO Medica of Minnesota 401 Carlson Parkway Minnetonka, MN 55305 Dear David Tilford, It has come to my attention that U.S. Senator Charles Grassley, Ranking Minority Leader of the Senate Judiciary Committee has sent a letter to State Medicaid Director, David Godfrey as well as the Medicaid Director's of every state in the country, requesting information regarding how Medicaid resources are being spent. I am pleased that Senator Grassley has joined in ensuring that Minnesota's public health programs are truly accountable and transparent. The six areas of inquiry cited in Sen. Grassley's letter echo my own efforts from legislation I proposed in 2011 to my current proposal in SF1824. Therefore, I have two questions pertaining to the inquiry from Senator GrassJey. First, when you send your answers to the six specific items Senator Grassley is requesting, would please send me a complete copy as well? Second, Senator Grassley issued a deadline of March 31st, 2012 for receiving this information. Do you anticipate being in compliance with that deadline? If not by March 31st, by when will you have this report completed? David, thank you for your prompt attention to both Senator Grassley's inquiry and my request. I look forward to hearing from you as the legislature and the PMAP Health Program providers continue the work of ensuring integrity in our public health care systems through authentic transparency and accountability.

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