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Minnesotans could save billions in healthcare costs, task force says

Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 6, 2008
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said there's much he likes in the recommendations he received from a task force he he appointed to find ways to improve healthcare in the state, but he stopped short of endorsing some of the panel's recommendations. The broad range of recommendations would link doctors, hospitals, employers, patients, insurers, schools, communities and policy makers in initiatives aimed at paring $12.3 billion from healthcare costs otherwise projected to soar to $57.4 billion by 2015.