Fourteen members have been named to a new task force on health care reform, created by the Minnesota Legislature last session.
The group will look at how Minnesota will implement the federal health care bill and issue a report in December.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s appointments are:
State agency representatives
- Human Services Commissioner Cal Ludeman, chair
- Management and Budget Commissioner Tom Hanson, member
- Health Commissioner Dr. Sanne Magnan, non-voting member
Leaders in health care organizations and health plans
- Carolyn Jones, senior director, Express Scripts
- William H. Wenmark, former chairman and founder, NOW Medical Centers
- Henry T. Van Dellen, senior vice president, Health and Welfare Practice Leader, Aon Consulting
Labor and business community representatives
- Harry Melander, Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council
- Scott Walker, United Brotherhood of Carpenters
- Chris Schneeman, SevenHills Benefit Partners
Experts in financing, access and quality
- Fran Bradley, former chairman, House Health and Human Services Finance Committee
- Charles Montreuil, vice president of Human Resources, Best Buy
- Peter Nelson, policy fellow, Center of the American Experiment
- Stephen Parente, director, Medical Industry Leadership Institute, Carlson School of Management
- Elisabeth Quam, executive director, CDI Quality Institute, Center for Diagnostic Imaging
The Legislature also will make four appointments to the task force.