Health Care Reform Task Force meeting Aug. 6 in St. CloudThe Governor’s Health Care Reform Task Force will meet 2:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at Le St-Germain Suite Hotel, 404 West St. Germain, in St. Cloud.
The Governor’s Health Care Reform Task Force will meet 2:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at Le St-Germain Suite Hotel, 404 West St. Germain, in St. Cloud.
The task force includes Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson, Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman, legislators and private sector representatives.
The task force is charged with developing recommendations to achieve better health care, lower health care costs and healthier communities in Minnesota. The task force has met monthly since November 2011 and is expected to present policy recommendations to the governor and Legislature in November 2012.
At the Aug. 6 meeting, the task force will discuss draft recommendations aimed at improving health through prevention efforts and health care payment and delivery system reforms. The meeting will also include a report from the Bush Foundation and Citizens League on the result of the Citizen Solutions initiative. Citizen Solutions included 40 community conversations with more than 1,000 Minnesotans, as well as online discussions with more than 4,100 Minnesotans, to gather citizen ideas to improve health care in the state. More information is available at http://www.citizensolve.org/.
The meeting is open to the public. The agenda for the meeting (PDF) and more information about the task force is available on the health reform website.