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Public meeting on Health Insurance Exchange set for Wednesday

Minnesota’s Health Insurance Exchange Advisory Task Force will hold a public meeting Wednesday to bring people up to date on their planning and to get more feedback on the process.

The group, a wide-ranging mix of experts covering many aspects of the health insurance industry, advises the commerce commissioner on the development of a health insurance exchange, one of the key parts of the Affordable Care Act.

The public meeting is at 9 a.m. Wednesday, in Room 200 of the State Office Building in the Capitol complex. The agenda:

  • A presentation of exchange progress, the certification application and open exchange policy options
  • Public comments

Also at the meeting will be members of another task force — the Health Care Reform Task Force —made up of commissioners, legislators, and private sector representatives.

It’s charge is to develop plans to:

  • Improve access to health care for all Minnesotans 
  • Lower health care costs by reforming how we pay for health care and changing the incentives, so we encourage preventive care and reward healthy outcomes, not sickness. 
  • Improve the health of all Minnesotans and address the huge health disparities that plague our state.

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