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Minnesota Health Care Reform Town Hall

Please join us for the second forum in the series, Health Care Reform: How to Build on the MInnesota Model. The second forum, Minnesota Health Care Reform Town Hall, will bring together members of the Dayton Administration, the Minnesota Legislature, and stakeholders in the local health care community in a conversation about health care reform in Minnesota.


Welcome and Introduction ~ Professor Larry Jacobs

Perspectives on Health Care Reform from the Dayton Administration and MN Legislature ~
Commissioner Lucinda Jesson
Senator David Hann
Senator Tony Lourey
Representative Jim Abeler
Representative Thomas Huntley


Introduction of Stakeholder Panel ~
Kenneth Burdick, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Perspectives on Health Care Reform from MN Stakeholders ~
Sue Aberdholden, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota
Jan Malcolm, CEO, Courage Center
Kenneth Paulus, President and CEO, Allina Hospitals and Clinics

For generations, Minnesota has championed true public-private solutions to challenges that affect our state’s health care system. This approach, praised nationally as the “Minnesota Model”, merges private sector innovation and strong public policy in order to make health care as efficient and effective as possible for the greatest number of people.

In the spirit of this strong tradition of collaboration, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and the Humphrey School's Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota are convening a series of public forums on how best to implement health care reform at the state level. By fostering discussions among local policy makers, stakeholders, and citizens, these meetings will explore today’s fiscal and demographic challenges and examine opportunities for ensuring Minnesota’s legacy as a leader in individual and community health.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, a non-profit health company, is dedicated to engaging people from all communities and sharing ideas about how to create a healthy future for all Minnesotans.

The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance develops practical, independent, and non-partisan solutions to pressing political and policy challenges. CSPG brings together three critical components of public governance today: objective high quality analysis, publicly visible forums, and civic engagement.


Thursday, March 8, 2012
8:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.


Cowles Auditorium
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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