In anticipation of federal health-insurance reforms that will fall partly on the states to enact, Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is convening a "realization committee" to gather ideas and input for implementing the federal reforms.
Staring in November 2009, the 15- to 20-person committee will solicit recommendations from opinion and community leaders across the state.
For more details on the group, click here.
The group is similar in scope and objective to Kreidler's "local leadership councils," which tapped more than 120 civic-, business-, community and health care leaders for their thoughts on health care reforms. They looked at five state legislative proposals (including one from Kreidler). I'm trying to get a copy of the recommendations; will post more on that later.