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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

C-SPAN Begs to Cover Health Care Decision Meeting

C-SPAN is imploring Congress to let cameras into the meetings where the differences between the House and Senate health care bills are being hashed out (by one of the political parties; the other one is excluded).

Here is what then-candidate Barack Obama said about C-SPAN coverage of a future health care debate:

"That's what I will do in bringing all parties together, not negotiating behind closed doors, but bringing all parties together, and broadcasting those negotiations on C-SPAN so that the American people can see what the choices are," Obama said at a debate against Hillary Clinton in Los Angeles on Jan. 31, 2008.