Today’s New York Times reports that the Obama Administration will use the “reconciliation” procedure on its health care program in order to get it through the Senate without it being filibustered. This is not a good idea. The changes the Administration proposes are drastic, and the public needs to be aware of the specifics so that they can weigh in with their Congressmen. According to the article:
“Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota has advised using against reconciliation, saying it does not lend itself to such a complex issue as health care. But he came under intense pressure from the White House, his own leadership and the House to agree to include it.”
What happened to the transparency that the Obama Administration promised? Where are the details of the new health care program posted so that the American people can see what the program is?