May 23—A new Health Care Sustainability Task Force formed by the National Governors Association (NGA) will focus on state innovations that require the redesign of healthcare delivery and payment systems with the objectives of improving quality and controlling costs. The task force will work to identify areas where federal legislative or regulatory action is necessary to reduce barriers and further support state initiatives, according to NGA.

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will serve as co-chairs of the task force. Also serving on the task force are Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, California Gov. Jerry Brown, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.

Publication Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013