On June 18, 2012, Citizen Solutions came to Stillwater to engage local residents in a different conversation about health care — a conversation that moved away from argument and instead focused on personal experiences and consensus building. The focus of the outreach was to hear directly from Minnesotans their values and priorities related to the health care system and how to make that system work better, especially when it comes to increasing opportunities to maintain and improve health.
On Aug. 6, the findings from Stillwater were coupled with the findings from the other meetings and submitted in a report to the bipartisan Minnesota Health Care Reform Task Force, which is responsible for making policy recommendations to the governor and the legislature.
Based on the input from Minnesotans across the state, three key action steps were recommended to the task force. We encourage the citizens of Stillwater and surrounding areas to read the Citizen Solutions report by going to www.citizensolve.org. It is your health care system and it should work as effectively and efficiently as possible for you.
C. Scott Cooper, Bush Foundation, St. Paul
Sean Kershaw, Citizens League, St. Paul