The White House Forum on Health Reform is on C-SPAN. You can follow it on their new website:
After the President’s speech, I am seeing a bit of the back-and-forth in their “breakout” sessions. Lots of legislators, but some stakeholders as well. It’s an interesting event where General Mills (representing the Business Roundtable) and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association speak favorably about reform… we’ll see how much they support health reform at the end, not just the beginning, of the process.
Here’s a full list of forum attendees, including consumer groups like Health Care for America Now and Families USA, and Californians like Dr. Ho Tran of the Asian and Pacific Islander Health Forum (and HAC board member), Jeff Caballero of the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations and John Arensmeyer of Small Business Majority. There’s also many national organizations attending that are represented in their state affiliates in the Health Access board, including Alliance for Retired Americans, AFT, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, National Education Association, Planned Parenthood, Physicians for a National Health Plan, and many other allied aorganizations, like AARP, CDF, PICO, American Cancer Society, National Council of La Raza, and others