For Immediate Release - March 16, 2009

GOVERNOR PATRICK TO CO-MODERATE REGIONAL WHITE HOUSE FORUM ON HEALTH CARE REFORM

Second in series of regional White House forums held in Burlington, Vermont

BOSTON - Monday, March 16, 2009 - Governor Deval Patrick will join Vermont Governor Jim Douglas and Nancy-Ann DeParle, director of the White House Office on Health Reform, at the second in a series of Regional White House Forums on Health Reform tomorrow in Burlington, Vermont.

The forum will take place at the Davis Center at the University of Vermont at 1:00 p.m. The forum will bring together a diverse group of people to voice their concerns and ideas on reforming our health care system.

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.

To submit questions and ideas, or to join the debate, go to http://www.healthcare.gov/.

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

WHERE: Silver Ballroom
The Davis Center
University of Vermont
590 Main Street
Burlington, Vermont

WHEN: Tuesday, March 17 at 1:00 pm

RSVP: Media wishing to attend should RSVP to press.intern@state.ma.us by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2009

Directions for Media to UVM's Davis Center Oval (3rd Floor Entrance):

From highway: Take Exit 14W off I-89 on US Rte 2W/Roosevelt Highway/Main Street/Williston Road; past Sheraton Hotel. Travel straight through next two lights. Take next right (soft right). Take first left into Agricultural & Engineering Parking Lot. Continue straight, until you reach the construction fence and go left. Follow road's curve towards the right (along tree line). At intersection (very small) go straight; this is the Davis Oval. Parking Services Attendant will be on-site at the beginning of the Oval to direct you to your parking location.

From downtown Burlington: Travel uphill on US Rte 2E/Main Street, turn right onto Spear Street. Stay left around Jughandle. At traffic light, turn left. Take next right (soft right). Take first left into Agricultural & Engineering Parking Lot. Continue straight, until you reach the construction fence and go left. Follow road's curve towards the right (along tree line). At intersection (very small) go straight; this is the Davis Oval. Parking Services Attendant will be on-site at the beginning of the Oval to direct you to your parking location.
 


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