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Pawlenty appoints 14 to Health Care Reform Task Force

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.
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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.