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Congressman Erik Paulsen visits NovuHealth to discuss health care innovation

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NovuHealth welcomed Congressman Erik Paulsen to our offices yesterday for a chat and tour. We had a great discussion on several health care related topics including innovation, driving member engagement and the use of rewards and incentives.


From left to right: Tom Wicka, John Wicka, Erik Paulsen, and Jim Wicka at NovuHealth corporate office


Thank you to the Congressman for hearing our health innovation perspective.


Congressman Erik Paulsen was sworn in to serve his fifth term representing Minnesota’s Third Congressional District in January 2017.


Paulsen is a member of the Ways & Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over health care, economic and trade policy and is the chief tax writing committee in the House of Representatives. He supports pro-growth initiatives and believes that open markets are the key to a strong economy.


Erik is also a member of the Joint Economic Committee, a bicameral Congressional Committee composed of ten members from the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, which studies and performs research on matters relating to the U.S. economy, and advises Congress on how to best spur economic growth and create jobs. 


Erik serves as co-chair of the House Medical Technology Caucus and is a leader in advocating for the medical technology industry, the life-saving technologies it provides to patients, and the hundreds of thousands of jobs it supports. In addition, he is co-chair of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Caucus to promote trade with Europe.


Paulsen is also a leading advocate for combating sex trafficking and is the chief author of legislation to expand safe harbor laws to ensure minors who are trafficked are treated as victims instead of criminals by the justice system, as well as legislation to reform child welfare systems and protect vulnerable youth from sexual exploitation. Both bills passed the House of Representatives with overwhelming support.

Erik has 16 years of business experience, including working as a business analyst at Target Corporation. Before being elected to Congress in 2008, Paulsen represented Minnesotans for 14 years in the State Legislature where he served as House Majority Leader from 2003 to 2007.


He received his B.A. in mathematics from St. Olaf College and resides in Eden Prairie with his wife and their four daughters.


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