Kaine Announces Health Care Priorities

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has signed an executive order creating a Commission on Health Reform. that will recommend reforms in the Virginia healthcare sector. Said Kaine in a press release today: “With more than one million Virginians lacking healthcare coverage, and growing shortages of health professionals in all disciplines across the Commonwealth and the nation, we must look for creative ways to further improve the delivery of healthcare to Virginians.”

The Commission is tasked with identifying national best practices at the state level with emphasis on “access, quality, and safety of care,” as well as “long-term care and affordability.” Marilyn Tavenner, Secretary of Health and Human Resources and a former hospital executive, will head the commission.


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One response to “Kaine Announces Health Care Priorities”

  1. Will Vehrs Avatar
    Will Vehrs

    I recall that during the blogger conference call with candidate Kaine, he said “blue ribbon commissions were often excuses for inaction,” or words to that effect.

    I certainly hope this commission is the start of meaningful action.

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