11:05 AM Eastern - Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Andy Stern participating in bipartisan healthcare forum w/ Senators Dole and Daschle; Walmart VP Leslie Datch

BHCTpaneldiscussion.jpgUpdate, 4:00 p.m.: The healthcare forum is no longer happening live, but you can still watch video of the entire discussion here. More about the panel here.

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Hours before President Obama gives a special address on healthcare to Congress, SEIU President Andy Stern will join Senators Bob Dole and Tom Daschle and Wal-Mart VP Leslie Datch in a bipartisan health care forum hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and Better Health Care Together.

Other participants in the panel highlight areas of agreement among political, business and labor leaders in the health reform debate include Annie Hill, Executive VP of Communications Workers of America (CWA); Charles Kolb, CEO of Committee for Economic Development and Judy Feder, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress (CAP). PBS's Judy Woodruff will moderate. The panel, "Common Sense Collaboration: Health Reform Perspectives from Employers and Employees," will take place today from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Watch Live: The event is being webcast in real time beginning at 11:30 a.m. today at http://bipartisanpolicy.org/news/multimedia/2009/09/08/newseum-press-conference

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