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Bipartisan Policy Center and Better Health Care Together to Host Joint Health Care Forum Tomorrow

Senators Bob Dole and Tom Daschle join SEIU's Andy Stern and Walmart's Leslie Dach to discuss areas of bipartisan agreement in health reform

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and Better Health Care Together will host a bipartisan health care forum to highlight areas of agreement among political, business and labor leaders in the health reform debate. The event entitled, "Common Sense Collaboration: Health Reform Perspectives from Employers and Employees," will take place on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Senators Dole, Daschle and Howard Baker recently released a comprehensive framework for bipartisan health care reform as part of the BPC's Leaders' Project on the State of American Health Care, entitled "Crossing Our Lines: Working Together to Reform the U.S. Health System." Senators Dole and Daschle will participate in the forum along with Better Health Care Together members including Andy Stern, President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU); Leslie Dach, Executive Vice President of Walmart; Carl Camden, CEO of Kelly Services; Annie Hill, Executive Vice President of Communications Workers of America (CWA); Charles Kolb, CEO of Committee for Economic Development; Judy Feder, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; and Eric Dishman, Fellow and Global Business Leader, Intel. Judy Woodruff of PBS will moderate the discussion.

WHO: The Bipartisan Policy Center and Better Health Care Together

WHAT: "Common Sense Collaboration: Health Reform Perspectives from Employers and Employees"

WHEN: Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Program begins at 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Newseum

The Knight Conference Center, Seventh Floor (use Freedom Forum Entrance on 6th Street N.W.)

About the Bipartisan Policy Center:

In 2007, former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole, and George Mitchell formed the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) to develop and promote solutions that can attract the public support and political momentum to achieve real progress. The BPC acts as an incubator for policy efforts that engage top political figures, advocates, academics, and business leaders in the art of principled compromise. For more information please visit our Web site:

About Better Health Care Together:

Better Health Care Together is a unique partnership of organizations, launched in February 2007, dedicated to four common sense principles for achieving a new American health care system by 2012. We believe every person in America must have quality, affordable health insurance coverage; individuals have a responsibility to maintain and protect their health; that America must dramatically improve the value it receives for every health care dollar; and that businesses, governments, and individuals all should contribute to managing and financing a new American health care system.

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