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FOR PLANNING PURPOSES             July 8, 2009

**MEDIA ADVISORY**
Vice President Biden To Hold Middle Class Task Force Roundtable Discussion with Small Business Owners and Employees on Rising Costs of Health Care
WASHINGTON – On Friday, July 10, at 11:00 AM EDT, Vice President Biden, Secretary Sebelius and Director of the White House Office of Health Reform Nancy-Ann DeParle, along with several small business employers and employees from around the country, will hold a roundtable discussion on the rising costs of health care for people who work in small businesses and small business employers, and the impact those high costs have on middle-class families across America.  This event is pooled for TV and open to print and still photographers. 
**Watch this event live at 11:00 AM EDT at www.whitehouse.gov/live and  www.healthreform.gov **
WHAT:                      Vice President Joe Biden, HHS Secretary Sebelius
                                and Director of the White House Office of Health Reform Nancy-Ann DeParle
                                to hold a roundtable discussion on rising costs of health care
WHO:                       Vice President Joe Biden
                                    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
                                    White House Office of Health Reform Director Nancy-Ann DeParle
                                    Small-business employers and employees
WHEN:                      Friday, July 10, at 11:00 AM
                                    (Gather time is at 10:30 AM at the White House Stakeout location)
 
WHERE:                     Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Room 350 
                                                    
RSVP:
                           Print reporters and photographers wishing to cover who do not have a hard pass should RSVP with their Date of Birth and Social Security Number to press@ovp.eop.gov by no later than 5:00 PM EDT on Thursday, July 9.
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