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November 2011 St@teside

Minnesota Announces Public and Stakeholder Engagement Strategies Tied to Health Reform

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton recently issued an Executive Order to create two advisory committees that will help the state set a course for implementation of health reform. The Minnesota Health Care Reform Task Force is a public-private sector group charged with developing an action plan for improving how the state delivers and pays for health care.  It has a three-part charge:

  • Improve access;
  • Lower health care costs; and
  • Improve health of all Minnesotans.

The Task Force had its first meeting on November 14, 2011. The agenda and presentation information can be found here.

In addition, the governor announced the formation of the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Advisory Task Force. Their first meeting was held on November 17, 2011. While Minnesota does not yet have legislation authorizing an exchange, this group will be charged with advising the Department of Commerce as they plan for a Minnesota-based exchange.

Minnesota also recently launched a health reform website. This site is intended to engage and educate Minnesotans on plans for reforming the health system.