Small Key Group Meets Behind Closed Doors on Health-Care Bill

October 18, 2009

(ChattahBox) — So much for transparency? Beginning last Wednesday and expected to continue this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senators Chris Dodd and Max Baucus, along with the president’s top aides and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, have been huddled at a table behind closed doors, seeking to reconcile the two competing health-care bills into one. This despite promises from Barack Obama that health-care legislation would be passed out in the open for all to see.   The groups main task will be to decide whether to include a public insurance plan i.e. government-run, designed to compete with private insurance companies, and if additional subsidies should be offered to help residents obtain coverage.  According to the New York Times, the effort to merge the two Senate reform bills will be a “potentially treacherous task” because of differing opinion among liberal and centrist Democrats.  Rahm Emanuel will be appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” and CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday to discuss the administration’s agenda.


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3 Responses to “Small Key Group Meets Behind Closed Doors on Health-Care Bill”

  1. dprosenthal on October 18th, 2009 12:43 pm

    It certainly will not be noted in the MSM, but someone should point out that these are the very same people who are trying outlaw the secret ballot in union votes. When will Americans wake up and recoginize these politicians for what they really are. This is not about better health care for the people – its simply a matter of ‘my side can beat your side’. If we want to ever have a fair, workable reform bill, we should demand that it include ALL Americans, and that means our illustrious members of Congress. The greatest problem with our system of gov’t is that we do not have term limits and that Congress members are granted lifetime coverage and pensions. If we could ever reverse this, we might actually be rewarded with ‘honesty-in-government’, or at least more honest debate.

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