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Health care cost commission getting to work
San Francisco Business Times

A new commission — whose members include Kaiser Permanente CEO George Halvorson and Dignity Health CEO Lloyd Dean — has begun work to develop practical state policies to contain health care costs. The State Health Care Cost Commission was formed last year and is scheduled to have its first meeting in February. “States continue to be the laboratory for health care policy and change,” Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, co-chairman of the commission, said in a call with reporters Friday.