Dayton forms health-care funding panel

Gov. Mark Dayton today established a task force to draw up a new way to fund health care in Minnesota.

“Health care costs are rising at unsustainable rate, undermining the budgets of Minnesota families, businesses, and our state and federal government budgets,” Dayton said. “The status quo is not good enough; we need to find new ways to delivering better quality health care at a lower price. The mission of this task force is to provide recommendations about how we best can accomplish this.”

The governor appointed business, labor, foundations, the public sector and health care organizations to the Health Care Reform Task Force and left open some positions to be filled by people legislative leaders appoint..

Dayton ordered the task force to find a way to improve access to health care, to lower health-care costs and improve Minnesotans’ health.

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