Governor’s Health Care Reform Advisory Board to meet

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The Governor’s Health Care Reform Advisory Board will hold its first meeting November 17th from 9 to 11am; the site has not been determined. The committee was created by the Governor’s Executive Order No. 30 accompanying her veto of HB-6600, the SustiNet bill. The General Assembly subsequently overturned her veto. The SustiNet Board has been meeting for two months and is constituting its advisory committees. Various members of the administration have attended and participated in SustiNet Board meetings. The Governor’s committee is Chaired by Cristine Vogel, Deputy Commissioner of Public Health, and also includes Thomas Sullivan, Commissioner of Insurance, Mike Starkowski, Commissioner of Social Services, Robert Galvin, Commissioner of Public Health, Robert Dakers, OPM, Nancy Wyman, State Comptroller (who Co-Chairs the SustiNet Board), Mark Bertolini, Aetna, Jim Cox-Chapman, ProHealth Physicians, Christopher Dadlez, St. Francis Medical Center, Rick Willard, National Federation of Independent Businesses, Lenny Winkler, former legislator, Cathy Bartell, and Carole Noujaim.
Ellen Andrews