Meeting Notice: Health Care Reform Coordinating Council - July 11, 1-3:00

Sent on behalf of the Carolyn Quattrocki, Executive Director, Governor's Office of Health Care Reform

Good morning,

I hope you all had a nice July 4th weekend.  I want to let you know that the next meeting of the Health Care Reform Coordinating Council will be next Monday, July 11, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Joint Hearing Room at the Department of Legislative Services in Annapolis.  The agenda and materials will be posted to the current health care reform website, www.healthreform.maryland.gov later this week, but the general purpose of the meeting will be to receive an update on developments since the Council issued its report last December, and to begin to discuss and set priorities for the work of the Council going forward. 

We will also be pleased to welcome new members.  As the Council recommended in its report, the Governor signed an Executive Order last month which adds four members:  the Secretary of DLLR or designee, the Executive Director of the Health Benefit Exchange, and two additional members of the General Assembly.  We are delighted that our new legislative members are Senator Barry Glassman and Del. Nicholaus Kipke, and we hope to have the Executive Director of the Exchange on board soon.  In addition, we also have new members by virtue of their new positions:  Council Co-Chair and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Josh Sharfstein, Department of Human Resources Secretary Ted Dallas, and Insurance Commissioner Therese Goldsmith.  Finally, as Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Health Care Reform, also newly established by Executive Order pursuant to the Council’s recommendations, I will be pleased to serve as staff to the Council.

My apologies to those of you who may receive this notice more than once; we are still working on the master list of stakeholders.  Please let me know if you are aware of someone who should be added or if you no longer need to receive notices. 

We hope to see you next week.

Thanks very much,

Carolyn Quattrocki

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