Oct 11, 2009

Read the ObamaCare bill - if you can

There is a report at the link below titled: Read the health bill! Not as easy as you think.

Read the bill! It was a rallying cry at angry health care town halls this summer and has evolved into something of a political movement. Many Americans are demanding that lawmakers actually read the comprehensive legislation they've written — or at least make it publicly available — before voting on it.

The argument for transparency has become a running side debate in Congress, with lawmakers. Not only Republicans but Democrats as well are pressing leaders to post measures online for 72 hours before a vote.

Photo shows Republican leader John Boehner displaying the lengthy bill with all of the changes marked.

House Minority Leader John Boehner said the American people could be left in the dark if the Democrats continue to hide the contents of the bill from the public.

Barack Obama has made transparency a watchword of his administration, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pledged upon taking office to "create the most open and honest government in history."

So, what’s the problem?

The problem lies in the apparent secrecy about the contents of the ObamaCare bill as changes are constantly being made to the lengthy document.

Much more of the story here.