ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new task force is being deployed to examine an old dilemma: How to hold down costs while improving access to health coverage in Minnesota.

Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday issued an executive order establishing a health care task force, filled out with some of his cabinet members, academics and others. The task force was designated by a law approved earlier.

The Democratic governor wants the group to come up with an action plan for policy changes aimed at curbing climbing health costs, improving disease prevention and cutting down on health disparities.

The task force will be led by Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson.

A second task force will look at health insurance issues. It will be led by Dayton’s Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman.

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Comments (5)
  1. Al says:

    The only thing I can see coming out of this will be higher taxes for Minnesota. Anytime the government looks at cutting costs it never happens – they just transfer the cost increase somewhere else.

  2. JMJ says:

    I know a way to keep it down……Quit paying for lazy able body people to sit on their butt and collect off the taxpayers.

    1. Matt says:

      remember that when you get unemployed and can’t find a job.

      1. Tom says:

        @ Matt

        That is true! Those like JMJ talk down to people who thinks falls into that category, then if it happens to them then they justify it!

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