27 October 2009
Transparent Health Insurance Reform
During the election, Obama promised, very solemnly, that he would do many things that he has not done. One of the things he pledged was that his administration would make his upcoming reform of health insurance very transparent.
Has anyone seen any indication of any attempt to do that?
No. Instead we have seen a flurry of bills hastily cobbled together in the middle of a night prior to a vote or maybe only outlined, as in the case of the Senate Finance Committee. It seems that not only are the People to be kept in the dark, but most of our Congressmen are also. We have some Congressmen, mostly Republicans, even being locked out of rooms in which bills are being assembled.
Far from any attempt at transparency, the Obama administration is very notable as the most opaque administration since the Clinton health care reform effort.