Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Martinez Named to Healthcare Panel

The National Governor's Association has named Gov. Susana Martinez to a new Health Care Sustainability Task Force, which will look at ways to improve the healthcare systems in states and reduce costs.

 Govs. John Kitzhaber of Oregon and Bill Haslam of Tennessee were named co-chairmen of the task force. Besides Martinez, other governors on the panel are Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, California Gov. Jerry Brown, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.

"Through the sharing of state experiences and best practices, the task force will work to identify areas where federal legislative or regulatory action is necessary to reduce barriers and further support state initiatives," a news release said.