Vermont to host White House health reform forum

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Vermont will host the second of five White House health reform forums on Tuesday.

About 400 people are expected at the 90-minute forum in Burlington to share ideas or concerns about health care.

But critics say more time is needed to get the public’s opinions on health reform. Some plan to demonstrate outside the event at the University of Vermont’s Davis Center in support of publicly financed health care.

Others say the forum shows President Barack Obama’s new approach to creating health care reform policies and that Vermont has some good ideas.

Governor Jim Douglas will co-host the event with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Michigan held the first forum last week.

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