To achieve health care reform, "I'm going to have all the negotiations around a big table. We'll have doctors and nurses and hospital administrators. Insurance companies, drug companies -- they'll get a seat at the table, they just won't be able to buy every chair. But what we will do is, we'll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN, so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies. And so, that approach, I think is what is going to allow people to stay involved in this process."
Sources: Town hall meeting on Aug. 21, 2008, in Chester, Va.
IF THE DEMOCRATS CANNOT DO THIS THEN THEY ARE ADMITTING THAT THE HEALTH CARE REFORM BILL IS BULLSHIT.
AND THAT OBAMA IS BULLSHIT, TOO.
HERE'S VIDEO COMPILATION OF OBAMA MAKING THIS PROMISE NUMEROUS TIMES:
IT'S TOO LATE FOR EITHER THE HOUSE OR SENATE TO WRITE THEIR VERSIONS OF THE BILL IN PUBLIC.
IT'S NOT TOO LATE FOR CONGRESS TO WRITE THE UNIFIED BILL IN PUBLIC.
IF THEY THEY FAIL TO FULFIL THEIR PROMISE, THEN WE ALL MUST ASK: WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO HIDE!?
IT CANNOT BE GOOD IF THEY WANNA HIDE IT.