Former Minnesota state Representative Fran Bradley of Rochester, Minnesota has been named by Governor Tim Pawlenty as a member of a new board charged with making recommendations to help the state fall in line with the requirements of the federal health law passed earlier this year by Congress.
"Governor Tim Pawlenty today announced the appointment of 14 members to the Health Care Reform Task Force. Created by the 2010 Legislature, the task force is charged with studying the Minnesota implementation of the federal health care bill and issuing a report in December 2010," says a statement from the governor's office.
Bradley, former chairman of the Minnesota House of Representatives' Health and Human Services Finance Committee, was named a member of the "experts in financing, access and quality" panel on the task force.
The full list of task force members includes:
State Agency representatives
DHS Commissioner Cal Ludeman – Chair
MMB Commissioner Tom Hanson – Member
MDH Commissioner Dr. Sanne Magnan – Ex-officio (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 – MN 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, Health and Human Services Finance Committee, Minnesota House of Representatives
Charles Montreuil – Vice President of Human Resources, Best Buy Co., Inc.
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
By Jeff Hansel, member Association of Health Care Journalists
Health Reporter for the Post-Bulletin newspaper, 18 1st Ave. S.E. in Rochester, Minnesota 55904
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