Governor Granholm and Governor Doyle host Forum on Health Reform

Governor Jennifer Granholm will co-host a Regional White House Forum on Health Reform with Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle Granholmand White House officials tomorrow.

Building on last Thursday’s forum at the White House, Michigan will host the first in a series of Regional White House Forums on Health Reform. The forum will bring together a diverse group of people with a stake in reforming our health care system to voice their concerns and ideas.

The forum will be moderated by Governor Granholm and Governor Doyle.  Melody Barnes, director of the White House Domestic Doyle Policy Council, will represent the Obama administration. Forum participants will include doctors, patients, providers, insurers, policy experts and health care advocates of all kinds – both Democrats and Republicans – who will discuss the urgent need to curb skyrocketing health care costs that are draining the federal budget, devastating families and small businesses, and undermining our long-term economic prosperity.  The event will begin with a video message recorded by the president, a summary of the findings from the health care community discussions that took place in December, and an overview of the discussion that took place at the White House Forum on Health Reform.

You can visit www.healthreform.gov to submit questions or ideas and join the debate.

Watch LIVE Coverage and follow-up of the summit on Governor Granholm’s Blog or the Detroit Free Press website.

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