The Citizens League and the Bush Foundation will be reaching out to gather community views this spring on how Minnesota should carry out health care reform.
The Bush Foundation gave the Citizens League a $500,000 grant to conduct forums and meetings around the state.
It's important to get citizens engaged in the process said Scott Cooper, director of engagement and communication at the Bush Foundation. He said otherwise the conversation about health care is left up to policy-makers, technical experts, the health care industry and those who can afford to have lobbyists.
"We have this belief that the best solutions to community problems usually come from within the communities themselves," Cooper said.
Cooper said the information will be collected in a report and presented to the Minnesota Health Care Reform Task Force in August.