Granholm, Wisconsin governor headline health forum in city

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DEARBORN — The city will play host to a White House forum on health reform Thursday, featuring, among others, Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.


Granholm and Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle are expected to lead the forum at the Ford Conference and Event Center, 1151 Village Drive, which is part of President Barack Obama’s effort to initiate a national dialogue on how to rein in the costs of health care. The event will run from 2 to 3:30 p.m.


White House officials said that a top-level Obama aide also will be in attendance, but details weren’t available at press time.


The meeting is one of five nationwide and comes a week after Obama led a cross-sectional forum of legislators, drugmakers, insurance companies representatives and lobbyists to get a grasp on where different constituencies stand on the issue.


Obama previously has pledged to spend at least $630 billion on health care over the next 10 years.