ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has made 11 picks to a health care task force that will study MNsure and MinnesotaCare and make recommendations for their future direction.

Dayton’s selections Friday will serve on a panel along with picks made by legislative leaders. The task force will begin meeting in August and must submit a report in January.

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Lawmakers established the task force to get expert opinions on how to change the health insurance exchange and public health care programs to make them more efficient and sustainable.

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Dayton’s appointees include chief executive of the Minnesota Council on Health Plans Jim Schowalter and Allina Health CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler. Doctors, other health professionals and community group officials were also named. He has also picked Olmsted County Commissioner Sheila Kiscaden, a former state senator.

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