Second in Series of Regional White House Forums on Health Reform to be Held in Burlington, Vermont

Forum will be livestreamed on; Americans can also visit to submit their questions to be raised at Regional White House Forums


WASHINGTON, DC – The second in a series of Regional White House Forums on Health Reform taking place across the country will be held tomorrow in Burlington, Vermont. The forum will take place at the Davis Center at the University of Vermont at 1:00pm EDT. In keeping with the Obama administration’s commitment to an open, inclusive, and transparent process for health reform, the forum will bring together a diverse group of people to voice their concerns and ideas on reforming our health care system.


The forum will be moderated by Governor Jim Douglas of Vermont and Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts. Nancy-Ann DeParle, director of the White House Office on Health Reform, 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 provide high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans and to curb skyrocketing health care costs that are draining our federal and state budgets, 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.


Governors Douglas and Patrick, as well as Nancy-Ann DeParle, will be available for questions from the media immediately following the forum.


Regional White House Forums on Health Reform will also be held in California, Iowa and North Carolina throughout the rest of March and early April. People across the country can visit to submit their questions and ideas and join the debate.


WHAT: Regional White House Forum on Health Reform moderated by Govs. Jim Douglas of Vermont and

Deval Patrick of Massachusetts


WHERE: Silver Ballroom

The Davis Center

University of Vermont

590 Main Street

Burlington, Vermont


WHEN: Tuesday, March 17 at 1:00pm EDT