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Shocker: WH Doesn’t Want Public To See The Bill. White House Won’t Advocate Posting Health Care Bill 72 Hours Before Vote

 TransparencyBlock C-Span, secret meetings, exclude Republicans.  So much for Obama’s lies of Transparency.

(CNSNews.com) – The White House, which has avoided answering questions on whether health care negotiations should be broadcast on C-SPAN, claimed the public would have “ample” time to review the legislation.
However, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs declined to say whether President Barack Obama would advocate posting the final negotiated bill on the Internet for 72 hours before a final vote by the House and Senate.
“I don’t know the exact answer to 72,” Gibbs told CNSNews.com on Wednesday.
“I know that there have … I think health care has been the most covered story by the news media in 2009.”
Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have complained that the process has not been transparent enough and have tried unsuccessfully to force the health care legislation to be on the Internet for at least 72 hours.
CNSNews.com followed up with Gibbs by asking specifically whether the public should have a chance to review the precise language of the bill before the vote.
“I think you all have had – we have had plenty of discussion on health care,” Gibbs said. “What has gone through the process at this point is no surprise to anyone. This is not a process that’s going to happen in 20 minutes in terms of getting an agreement and voting on it. I’m sure people will have an opportunity to see what is in the legislation.”
Both the House and Senate passed versions of health care legislation that would mandate employers provide and individuals carry health insurance or face penalties. Further, both bills would establish an “exchange” to allow consumers to choose from several private plans approved by the federal government.

CNSNews.com – White House Won’t Advocate Posting Health Care Bill 72 Hours Before Vote

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